Covering an area of 1,349,129 sq. km, the Northern Territory is a large territory located in the central northern part of Australia. Northern Territory occupies more than one-sixth of the total area of the Australian Continent.
As observed on the map, major portions of the Northern Territory are flat and only a few mountain ranges like the MacDonnell Ranges, the Petermann Ranges, and the Harts Range, are found in the territory. Located in the western part of the MacDonnell Ranges is Mount Zeil, which rises to an elevation of 1,531m and is the highest point in the Northern Territory.
The Northern Territory hosts two magnificent landforms: one is the Ayers Rock (Uluru) – a large sandstone monolith that rises to an elevation of 348m in the southern part of the territory. The other one is the Kata Tuja (Olgas) - a group of large 36 domes that are also located in the southern part of the territory. These two major landmarks form a part of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and are regarded as a sacred site for the indigenous Aborigine people of the area.
The Kakadu National Park, situated in the territory’s northern part, features extensive wetlands which run along the edges of the Arafura Sea. The territory also comprises several offshore islands including Bathurst, Groote Eylandt, Melville, etc. The Simpson Desert occupies the extreme southeastern corner of the state while the grassy Barkly Tableland is located to the north of the Simpson Desert.
Numerous rivers are found in the Northern Territory including the Alligator, Adelaide, McArthur, Daly, Finke, Katherine, Victoria, Roper, and Todd rivers. The territory’s lowest point is situated on the edge of the Gulf of Carpentaria (0m).
The self-governing Northern Territory of Australia is divided into 5 counties. In alphabetical order, these counties are Disraeli, Gladstone, Malmesbury, Palmerston, and Roseberry. In addition to the counties, the Territory is also divided into 17 local government areas and contains 5 municipalities and 11 shires.
Covering an area of 1,349,129 sq. km, the Northern Territory is the 3rd largest federal division in Australia and the world’s 11th largest country subdivision. Located on the Timor Sea coast is Darwin, the capital and the largest city in the Northern Territory. It is the smallest and the northernmost of Australia’s state and territorial capital cities. Due to its strategic location near Southeast Asia, the city of Darwin serves as a connection between Australia and other nations such as Indonesia and East Timor.
Northern Territory is a large territory located in the central northern part of Australia. It is geographically positioned in the Southern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Northern Territory is surrounded by the states of Western Australia in the west; South Australia in the south; by Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria in the east. It is bounded by the Timor Sea, the Arafura Sea, and the Bonaparte Gulf in the north.
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This page was last updated on May 12, 2021