Great Barrier Reef

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UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
The Great Barrier Reef
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
The Great Barrier Reef lies off the coast of Queensland
Location Queensland, Australie
Teep Natural
Criterie vii, viii, ix, x
Reference 154
UNESCO region Asia-Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription 1981 (5t Session)

The Great Barrier Reef is the warld's lairgest coral reef seestem[1] componit o ower 2,900 individual reefs[2] an 900 islands stretchin for ower 2,300 kilometres (1,400 mi) ower a aurie o approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi).[3][4] The reef is locatit in the Coral Sea, aff the coast o Queensland, Australie.

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  1. "The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Values". Retrieved 3 September 2008. 
  2. The Great Barrier Reef Warld Heritage Aurie, which is 348,000 km squared, haes 2900 reefs. Housomeivver, this does no include the reefs foond in the Torres Strait, which haes a estimatit aurie o 37,000 km squared an wi a possible 750 reefs an shoals. (Hopley, p. 1)
  3. Fodor's. "Great Barrier Reef Travel Guide". Retrieved 8 August 2006. 
  4. Department of the Environment and Heritage. "Review of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975". Archived frae the oreeginal on 18 October 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2006.