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Location: Lesser Sunda Islands Map

Area: 1,733 km² (603 km² land)

Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park






Komodo National Park is a nature reserve that covers Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. Komodo National Park covers an area of 1,733 km² (603 km² land) designated to protect jungles inhabited by largest lizard in the World known as Komodo dragon.


National Park has been selected as one of the seven New Natural Wonders.

The national park was founded in 1980. In 1986, it was declared a biosphere reserve, and in 1991 - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The goal of the park was to preserve the unique species of lizards - the Komodo lizard, which was first discovered in 1911. Later, the park's task was to preserve other species of animals, including marine ones.

The islands of the national park are of volcanic origin. The area, as a rule, is characterized by rounded hills with a height of up to 735 m. The climate is one of the driest in Indonesia with an annual rainfall of 800-1000 mm. The average daily temperature in the dry season (from May to October) is about 40 ° C.

On the island of Komodo, half the population of the Komodo monitor lizard lives - three thousand individuals. Another two thousand inhabit the island of Flores, a thousand - the island of Rincha and about a hundred - the island of Gili Motong.







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