Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia, 171 km (106 mi) southeast of Darwin. It is a World Heritage Site.

Kakadu National Park
Northern Territory
Kakadu Escarpment
Kakadu National Park
Nearest town or cityJabiru
Coordinates12°25′16″S 132°40′23″E
Established5 April 1979 (1979-04-05)[2]
Area19,804 km2 (7,646.4 sq mi)[2]
Visitation250,000 (in 2002)[3]
Managing authorities
WebsiteKakadu National Park
Footnotes
CriteriaCultural: i, vi; Natural: vii, ix, x
Reference147
Inscription1981 (5th Session)
Extensions1987, 1992
Designated6 December 1980
Reference no.204[4]
See alsoProtected areas of the Northern Territory

The park is located within the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory. It covers an area of 19,804 km2 (7,646 sq mi),[3] extending nearly 200 kilometres (124 mi) from north to south and over 100 kilometres (62 mi) from east to west. It is the size of Wales, about one-third the size of Tasmania, and nearly half the size of Switzerland, making it the second largest national park in Australia.[5] The Ranger Uranium Mine, one of the most productive uranium mines in the world, is surrounded by the park.


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