Top 30 unique islands in the world (P.19) Fraser Island: The largest sand island in the world

03-08-2021

(WorldKings.org) Its length is about 123 kilometres and its width is approximately 22 kilometres. It was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1992. The island is considered to be the largest sand island in the world at 1,840 square kilometres. It is also Queensland's largest island, Australia's sixth largest island and the largest island on the east coast of Australia.

Fraser Island or K'gari is the traditional land of the Butchulla people, and a heritage-listed island located along the southeastern coast in the Wide Bay–Burnett region, Queensland, Australia. It is approximately 250 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane, and is a locality within the Fraser Coast Region local government area. In the 2016 census, the island had a population of 182 people.


Its length is about 123 kilometres and its width is approximately 22 kilometres. It was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1992. The island is considered to be the largest sand island in the world at 1,840 square kilometres. It is also Queensland's largest island, Australia's sixth largest island and the largest island on the east coast of Australia.


Fraser Island has been inhabited by humans for as long as 5,000 years. Explorer James Cook sailed by the island in May 1770. Matthew Flinders landed near the most northern point of the island in 1802. For a short period the island was known as Great Sandy Island. The island became known as Fraser Island due to the stories of a shipwreck survivor named Eliza Fraser. The island is a popular tourism destination.

In 2009 as part of the Q150 celebrations, Fraser Island was announced as one of the Q150 Icons of Queensland for its role as a "Natural attraction".

According to wikipedia.org 


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