Despite the seemingly sparse exterior of Komodo National Park,a wealth of interesting flora and fauna inhabit both the land and waters of the Park. Komodo National Park has captured worldwide attention, not only as the home of the world’s largestlizard, the Komodo dragon, but also for the incredible marine diversity found in the rich, current-swept reefs and open water surrounding the Park.
Komodo National Park is located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. It was established in 1980, the park was also declared a World Heritage Site and A Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986. Komodo National Park includes bothland and marine areas: The islands were declared a national park to protect the endangered Komodo dragons and their environment, as well as the biodiversity of the islands. The marine park was established to protect the high diversity of marine life in the waters surrounding the islands, some of the richest on the planet.
The main islands are Komodo Island, Padar, Rinca, Gili Mota and Nusa Kode but there are many smaller islands included as well.
Komodo National Park covers 1,817 square kilometers. The islands of Komodo National Park total over 603 square kilometers (60,300 ha) and the marine waters total 1,214 square kilometers (121,400 ha). Komodo island is approximately 37 km long and 22 km wide and about 336 km2. Rinca is approximately 24 km long and 21 km wide and about 211 km2 . Padar is approximately 8 km long and2 km wide and about 16 km . Gili Mota is 10 km and Nusa Kode2 is 7 km2.
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