Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

2010 Edition
| Editors: Eric C. F. Bird

Northern Territory

  • Eric Bird
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8639-7_229


The Northern Territory coastline is about 5,100 km long, and the 148 offshore islands larger than 1 sq. km add a further 2,100 km (Galloway 1985). The eastern part faces the Gulf of Carpentaria, the northern part the Arafura Sea, and the western part Bonaparte Gulf ( Fig. 21.3.1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Bird
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  1. 1. GeostudiesAustralia