Kosciusko, Mount,Australia: see Kosciuszko, MountKosciuszko, Mount
, 7,310 ft (2,228 m) high, SE New South Wales, Australia, in the Australian Alps; highest peak on the continent of Australia. Located in Kosciuszko National Park, the peak is a popular hiking destination in the summer. It was originally called Mt.
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a mountain in the Australian Alps, and the highest point in Australia (2,230 m). It is composed of crystalline rock with granite intrusions and has retained its glacial topography. Above 1,200 m there is snow for about five months of the year. The slopes are covered with eucalyptus forests and sparse woods, and shrub thickets grow above 1,200 m. Above 1,800 m are mountain meadows. The mountain, named in honor of T. Kosciusko, was designated a national park in 1944.