Uluru

large sandstone rock formation in Australia

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Uluru

Northern Territory, Australia

Uluru /ˌləˈr/ (Pitjantjatjara: Uluṟu), also known as Ayers Rock /ˌɛərz ˈrɒk/ and officially gazetted as “Uluru / Ayers Rock”, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It lies 335 km (208 mi) south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs, 450 km (280 mi) by road.

Kata Tjuta and Uluru are the two major features of the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves, and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Australia

Interesting Facts

Uluru


Elevation above sea level

863 metre

Continent

Oceania

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