Heard Island an McDonald Islands

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Territory o Heard Island an McDonald Islands
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Satellite image o the soothren tip o Heard Island. Cape Arkona is seen on the left side o the image, wi Lied Glacier juist abuin an Gotley Glacier juist ablo. Big Ben Volcano an Mawson Peak are seen at the lawer richt side o the image.
Location Indian Ocean
Major islands 2
Aurie 368 km2 (142 sq mi)
Heichest elevation 2,745 m (9,006 ft)
Heichest point Mawson Peak
Population 0 (1 January 2011)
Additional information
Offeecial name Heard an McDonald Islands
Teep Naitural
Criteria viii, ix
Designatit 1997 (21st session)
Reference no. 577
State Pairty Australie
Region Asie-Paceefic

The Territory o Heard Island an McDonald Islands[1][2] (abbreviatit as HIMI[3]) are an Australie freemit territory an volcanic group o barren Antarctic islands, aboot twa-thirds o the way frae Madagascar tae Antarcticae.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. CIA World Factbook. Accessed 4 January 2009.
  2. UNESCO. "Heard and McDonald Islands". Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  3. Commonwealth of Australia. "About Heard Island – Human Activities". Archived frae the oreeginal on 18 October 2006. Retrieved 21 October 2006. 

Coordinates: 53°06′00″S 73°31′00″E / 53.10000°S 73.51667°E / -53.10000; 73.51667