Kosciusko, Mount

Kosciusko, Mount
Peak, southeastern New South Wales, Australia.

Located in the Snowy Mountains of the Australian Alps, Mount Kosciusko is the highest mountain in mainland Australia, reaching 7,310 ft (2,228 m). It is located in Kosciusko National Park, which has an area of 2,498 sq mi (6,469 sq km); it is near Mounts Townsend, Twynam, North Ramshead, and Carruthers, whose melting snows feed the rivers and reservoirs that make up the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme. The mountain was named in 1840 in honour of Tadeusz Kosciuszko.

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      Australia's highest peak, at 7,310 feet (2,228 m). It lies in the Snowy Mountains of the Australian Alps, in southeastern New South Wales, 240 miles (390 km) southwest of Sydney. The mountain is situated in Kosciusko National Park (2,498 square miles [6,469 square km]) and is near Mounts Townsend, Twynam, North Ramshead, and Carruthers (all exceeding 7,000 feet), whose melting snows feed the rivers and reservoirs that make up the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme. The region has been developed for winter sports. The mountain was named by Paul Strzelecki in 1840 in honour of Tadeusz Kościuszko, the Polish patriot and statesman.

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