Ayers Rock (also referred to as Uluru) is a large sandstone rock formation in the Northern Territory of Australia. It’s located 335 km from the town of Alice Springs and is in the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara (the Aboriginal people of the area). Uluru was declared as a World Heritage Site in 1987. Uluru is 862.5 metres (2831 feet) above sea level, 348 metres (1141 feet) high, 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long, 1.9 km (1.2 miles) wide, 9.4 km (5.8 miles) around the base and covers 3.33 square kilometers (1.29 square miles). This site is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations and of the country’s most famous landmarks. This photo has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 18th of April 2010.
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