It is part of Indonesia province of East Nusa Tenggara. It is believed to be formed approximately 1 million years ago where the remaining rainforests and bamboo forests can be still found.
It has a surface area of 390 square kilometers and human a population of around 2,000. Most of them are descendants of exiled convicts.
Fast Facts: –
- Komodo National Park was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991. It covers three major islands Komodo, Rinca and Padar.
- This national park was initially established to protect and conserve the Komodo dragon which is an extinct species
- There are only seven pink beaches in the world and one of them is on Komodo Island.
- On this island there are 253 species of reef-building coralsare found with approximately 1000 species of fish.
- Here, the dry season starts in April and ends in December. The coldest months of the year are July and August.
- The rainy season starts in January and lasts until March although the island does not get torrential rain like the rest of the country does.
- On November 11, 2011, Komodo Island became one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
- The highest peak of the island is known as Satalibo with a height of 735 meters.
- Komodo dragons generally feed upon deer, so in order to increase their population, government has prohibited deer hunting.