Stirling Range


Stirling Range

      mountains in southwestern Western Australia. They rise from a low plateau 40 miles (65 km) north of Albany and run parallel to the coast for 50 miles (80 km). The range reaches its highest point at Bluff Knoll, 3,596 feet (1,096 m).

      Sighted in 1802 by Matthew Flinders, the range was named after Sir James Stirling, who was the first governor of the state. In 1957 the whole of the range and part of the adjoining plains became the Stirling Range National Park, with an area of 447 square miles (1,157 square km). The park has steep rocky peaks, excellent coastal views, and a wide variety of vegetation.

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