12 November 2012

#150 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Jim Jim Falls is a 200 m (660 ft) high waterfall located in the Kakadu National Park, in the Northern TerritoryAustralia. It is believed that 140 million years ago much of Kakadu was under a shallow sea. The prominent escarpment wall formed sea cliffs and the Arnhem Land plateau formed a flat land above the sea. Today the escarpment, which rises to 330 meters (1,080 ft) above the plains, extends over 500 kilometers (300 mi) along the eastern side of the Park and into Arnhem Land. It varies from vertical cliffs in the Jim Jim Falls area to stepped cliffs and isolated outfielder in the north.

Kakadu National Park is in the Northern Territory of Australia, 171 km southeast of Darwin.

Kakadu National Park is located within the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory of Australia. It covers an area of 19,804 km2 (7,646 sq mi), extending nearly 200 kilometers from north to south and over 100 kilometers from east to west. It is the size of Slovenia, about one-third the size of Tasmania, or nearly half the size of Switzerland. The Ranger Uranium Mine, one of the most productive uranium mines in the world, is surrounded by but separate from the park.

Property No #147

Date of Inscription on the list of UNESCO: 1981
Extensions: 1987, 1992
Minor modification inscribed year: 2011 

On the stamp: XXX Summer Olympic Games - London 2012.

Thank you, Kay !

Received on: November 12, 2012

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