Flores Island, Indonesia

Flores Island is located on the East Nusa Tenggara, It is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. The Lesser Sunda Islands are a group of the eastern part of Indonesia. The name Flores comes from the Portuguese word "Flower".

Locals also call this island Pulau Bunga or Flower Island. The island was divided into 2 main parts, the West and the Eastern part. There are 6 main cities on the island, Ruteng, Labuan Bajo, Maumere, Bajawa, Ende, and Larantuka.

Regarding the census in 2010, Flores has a population of 1.831.472. The largest population is in Maumere with 300.301 populations. Most of the population are working on the farm, some are fishermen. The rest are working in government offices and tourism.

West Flores consists of 3 Regency:

  • West Manggarai with the capital city Labuan Bajo.
  • Central Manggarai with the capital city Ruteng.
  • East Manggarai with the capital city Borong.

East Flores consists of 5 main parts:

  • Ende with capital is Ende
  • Sikka, the capital city is Maumere
  • Ngada recency with the capital city of Bajawa
  • Nagekeo regency with the capital city is Mbay
  • East Flores regency with capital city Larantuka

The Cultures

Generally, the island has many dialects spoken in each district. West Flores, with the main dialect Bahasa Manggarai. East Flores has almost 6 differences in the language spoken. They are Ngadha, Lio, Ende, Nage, and Palu'e. 

Every part of the island has a different culture from each other. Manggarai is popular with the Tarian Caci (stick fighting). Tari Ende Lio and Ende Lio Dance are most present by people in East Flores, especially Ende.

There are 4 parts of the Ende Lio Dance: Toja, Wanga, Wedho, and Gawi. Some dances from each district are not published. They are present when they have a cultural ceremony in each district.

Tourism Objects

Flores is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia. There are a lot of tourist destinations to visit, from the West to the East of the island. The most tourist destination is located on the West Flores.

Labuan Bajo, West Flores, is one of Indonesia's tourism developed. The city where you can start the Komodo Dragons adventure. While in the East part, there is the Kelimutu volcano with the three colored lakes.

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On the Northeast side of the island, there is Riung with beautiful white sandy beaches. And also 17 island which offers you the amazing of islands. You will find amazing underwater life with the beautiful Inhabitat islands.

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