Uluru . . .

Quick! Hurry! You don’t want to miss it! The amazing Uluru! Come and gaze under the stars at the wonderful rock in Australia! Uluru stands 348 metres high and it is native to all the aborigines! Come quickly! You won’t be disappointed!

Uluru . . . .

•is 348 metres (1141 feet) high
•rises 863 metres (2,831 ft) above sea level
•is 3.6 km long (2.2 miles)
•is 1.9 km wide (1.2 miles)
•is 9.4 km or 5.8 miles around the base
•covers 3.33 km2 (1.29 miles2)
•extends about several km/miles into the ground (no-one knows exactly how far)

Uluru is better known as Ayers Rock; it named by William Gosse in 1873 after Sir Henry Ayers. Uluru is the Aboriginal and official name.

The rock was created over some 600 million years, and the Aborigines have been in the area for the last 10,000 years. It originally sat at the bottom of a sea, but today stands 348 meters above ground. One of the most startling Uluru facts however, is that some 2.5kms of its bulk is underground. Uluru lies west of the Simpson Desert, not far from the ‘Red Centre’ of Australia, about 335kms southwest of Alice Springs and 463kms by road.

•The rock is about 3.6kms long and 1.9kms wide, with a circumference of 9.4kms. The climb to the top is 1.6kms, much of which is at a steep angle, while the summit is generally flat.
•The surface is made up of valleys, ridges, caves and weird shapes.
•They are thought to have originally been one massive monolith, as opposed to the 36 separate domes
Here is a power point presentation about Uluru: Uluru

 

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