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Western Australia from Moist Coastal Areas to Arid Outback

32.8S 117.2E

June 22nd, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Australia - June 1st, 2010

Australia - June 1st, 2010

Western Australia occupies nearly one third of the Australian continent and is the second largest administrative territory in the world. Here, the differences in the terrain of the southern part of the territory can be observed.

Near the coast are dark green forested regions where trees such as the Eucalyptus flourish. Many of these coastal forests are in protected national parks. In contrast to the moist forested lands, the red terrain in the upper portion of the image is part of the arid outback.

In between these two zones is a flat tan expanse: the Wheatbelt. It is Western Australia’s agricultural region, producing over two-thirds of the wheat grown in the state. The areas close to the green forests are quite moist, while those near the outback are more arid.

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