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Darling River and State Forests of the Pilliga, Australia

28.9S 146.3E

March 21st, 2011 Category: Rivers

Australia - February 17th, 2011

As one moves south from Queensland (above) to New South Wales (below), the Australian landscape appears progressively drier, changing in color from green to red.

Visible in the lower part of the image, by the border between the two states, is the Darling River. The third longest river in Australia, it measures 1,472 kilometres (915 mi) from its source to its confluence with the Murray River.

East of the river is a dark brown area, composed of the State Forests of the Pilliga. The forests constitute the largest continuous remnant of semi-arid woodland in temperate New South Wales, Australia, spanning about 3,000 square kilometres of land.

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