Komodo Island

 • Geographic Location

A volcanic island that is home to around 5,700 giant lizards , sandwiched between Sumbawa and Flores Island border of East Nusa Tenggara ( NTT ) and West Nusa Tenggara ( NTB ) , and administratively entered kewilayah West Manggarai , NTT. Taklain , the place name is Komodo Island National Park. Komodo Island National Park consists of three main islands , namely the island of Komodo , Rinca , and Padar . Amounting to 603 km2 rest are small islands . When totaled , widely Komodo Island National Park reached 1917 km2 .

• Topography

In general, the topography of the island of Komodo dansekitarnyacuram and steep . That is because the position of the national parks in the cluster of active volcanoes between Australia and the Sunda shelf . Typography Komodo island is dominated by a range of rounded hills along the axis of the north to the south at an altitude of 500-600 meters . The coastline of the island of Komodo and the surrounding irregular , it is marked by numerous coastal bays and inlets separated by headlands and steep cliffs .

• Vegetation

Types of vegetation on the island is dominated by forest - savanna grasses , particularly anthropogenic origin , which covers approximately 70 % of the park . The dominant trees are palm savannah . Deciduous forest ( monsoon ) tropical occurs along the base of the hill and the valley base .

• Flora and Fauna

Komodo Island store relict flora of many endemic species . It was marked by moss-covered stone , rattan , bamboo groves , and many tree species are generally present at low altitude . In Komodo island beaches , mangrove trees are often encountered . Usually found in bays Komodo island, Rinca , and Padar. As has been mentioned above that the national park is famous for the largest lizard species in the world . The population of the animals ' ancient ' is distributed in the islands of Komodo , Rinca , and Gili cut , and in certain coastal areas west and north of Flores .

• History

The islands of Komodo , Padar , Rinca , and Gili cut and the surrounding waters are luasnya75.000 ha declared a national park on March 6, 1980 ( MoF , 1990 ) . In 1984 the park was expanded to 219 322 ha by the Decree of the Minister 46/kpts/VI-Sek/1984 . Much earlier , in 1938 , Padar and Rinca are protected as part of a nature reserve and is then expanded in 1965 in conjunction with the inauguration of Komodo Island as a biosphere reserve under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme in January 1977 through Decree No. 66. In 1986 by UNESCO , Komodo Island National Park was declared as one of the world who need to be in lindungiatau biosphere reserve . At first , the park aims to melesatarikan species of dragons or in Latin is called Varanuskomodoensis 

• Residents

People who live in the Komodo National Park numbered 4,521 inhabitants in 2010. A majority of professional fishermen occupied by residents of the island of Komodo and surrounding areas. They come from Bajau tribe Bugis . Meanwhile , the original inhabitants of the island of Komodo is the Ata Modo tribes that still exist on the island of Komodo . But along with the number of migrants from other regions then blood , indigenous culture and language has been mixed with the newcomers

Getting to Komodo Island

The way to get to Komodo Island is only book Komodo Island Tours with the variety tour packages we offer on this site. you can start the tours from Bali, Lombok, Jakarta or Labuan Bajo. We will do a pick up in Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo. See also the best season to visit Komodo Island from Bali, Lombok and Labuan Bajo.

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