What is the World’s Largest Fence?

Dingo Barrier Fence

DID YOU KNOW?

The world’s largest fence as recorded by Guinness World Records is 3437 miles long. It stands at 6 feet high and a foot below ground. Or otherwise known to Australians as the Dingo Barrier Fence. This make it not just the longest fence in the world, but also one of the longest structures in the world.
Dingo puppiesAccording to Wikipedia:

The Dingo Fence or Dog Fence is a pest-exclusion fence that was built in Australia during the 1880s and finished in 1885, to keep dingoes out of the relatively fertile south-east part of the continent (where they had largely been exterminated) and protect the sheep flocks of southern Queensland.

NO! The Dingo Won’t Get Your Baby

But it may get your sheep. the fence has helped reduce losses of sheep to predators such as the Dingo. In just one station, Dingos killed over 11,000 sheep in less than a year. Those are some hungery dingos!

Fence Construction

The fence was made mostly of high wire mesh about 5 feet tall. Some areas to the south in Australia are made of a multi-strand electric fence.

dingo barrier fence section

 

We have to say, from one Fencing Company to another, that’s a heck of a fence.  If your home or commercial structure has a need for a slightly shorter fence, then give us a call. We have the fencing supplies and accessories to finish most any job.

One thought on “What is the World’s Largest Fence?”

  1. It seems that there are fewer kangaroos and emus on the northwestern side of the fence where the dingoes are, suggesting that the dingoes’ presence reduces the populations of those animals.

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