Covering a total land area of 2,527,013 sq.km, The State of Western Australia is a large state located in the western part of Australia. Western Australia occupies nearly one-third of the total area of the Australian Continent.
As observed on the map, the northern and western parts of the State are covered by broad plateaus punctuated by numerous mountain ranges. The Kimberley Plateau region occupies the far northern part of the state. The highly rugged coastline of the state is dotted by reefs while the interior woodland areas are covered by woody trees and bristly grasses. The southern and eastern borders of the Kimberley region are formed by the Ord and Fitzroy rivers. Some other significant rivers of Western Australia include Ashburton, De Grey, Fortescue, Rudall, Gascoyne, Swan, Frankland, Blackwood, etc.
The Great Sandy Desert is situated in the southern part of the Kimberley region. This desert stretches southwards and merges with the Gibson Desert. In the state’s southern part, The Gibson Desert merges with the Great Victoria Desert. The Pilbara region is situated on the southwestern part of the Great Sandy Desert. Located in the Hamersley Mountain range of the Pilbara region, in the southeastern part of the Karijini National Park is Mount Meharry, which rises to an elevation of 1,249m and is the highest point in Western Australia.
Most of the southwestern part of Western Australia is formed by the Yilgarn block/ Yilgarn craton. The craton is surrounded in the east by the flat, treeless Nullarbor Plain which juts down to the Southern Ocean and is lined by magnificent coastal cliffs. The Perth Basin is separated from the Yilgarn block by the Darling Range. In the extreme southern part of the state, the Yilgarn block rises to about 1,096m in the Stirling Range and drops down to the ocean forming rugged coastlines and white sandy bays. As marked on the map by an upside-down yellow triangle, Lake Macleod at -4m, forms the lowest point of the state.
The Australian State of Western Australia is administratively divided into 5 land divisions. In alphabetical order, these 5 land divisions are Eastern Land Division, Eucla Land Division, Kimberley Land Division, North West Land Division, South West Land Division. The land divisions are further subdivided into a total of 90 land districts. The land districts are again further subdivided into numbered locations and gazette townships.
Covering a total land area of 2,527,013 sq.km, The State of Western Australia is Australia’s largest State and the 2nd largest country subdivision in the world. Located about 19km from the mouth of the Swan River, in the southwestern corner of the State is Perth – the capital and the largest city of Western Australia. It is also the 4th most populous city in Australia. Perth serves as an industrial, economic hub and the administrative center of Western Australia.
Western Australia is a large state that is located in the western part of Australia. It is geographically positioned in the Southern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Western Australia is bordered by the Northern Territory in the northeast; by South Australia in the southeast; by the Southern Ocean in the south; by the Indian Ocean in the west and northwest; and by the Timor Sea in the north.
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