Komodo, Indonesia

Komodo, Indonesia

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The land of dragons

“Here be dragons”, the motto emblazoned on maps of old to designate lands and seas unknown, is in this case correct.

The Komodo dragon is the world’s largest living lizard, and can be found only within Komodo National Park, of which this island is a part. A monitor lizard, it can reach a length of 10 feet, weigh more than 150 pounds, and live for over 50 years.

Komodo also has a particularly rich marine life, with some 200 of species of reef building corals, hundreds of varieties of tropical fish, and whales, dolphins, and sea turtles too.

Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park

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Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park

Komodo Island, combined with the close-by yet smaller islands of Rinca and Padar, make up this 1,000 square mile park, protecting the prime inhabitant and main point of interest, the world famous Komodo dragon.

Flores Sea

Flores Sea

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Flores Sea

Flores Sea

The Flores Sea that surrounds Komodo National Park is one of the most abundant sea life sanctuaries in the world. With over 250 varieties of coral, the extensive reef formations and mangroves provide a habitat for over 1,000 species of fish, manta rays, sea turtles, dolphins, and whales.

Pink Beach

Pink Beach

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Pink Beach

Pink Beach

Relax on Komodo's beach of pink sand, one of only seven in the world. The sand appears pink because it is a mixture of white sand and red sand, formed from pieces of foraminifera.

Komodo, Indonesia At a glance

Current Weather:
26°C / 79 °F
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33°
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Thu
33°
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Fri
32°
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32°
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Current Time:
11:55:40 pm2015/04/28 23:55:40 pm
WITA
Tuesday, April 28
Offset:
UTC/GMT +08:00
Local Details:
GPS: 8°34'57.26"S 119°29'23.52"E
Size: 390.00 KM2 (150.58 MI2)
Population: 2,000
Density: 5 Pop/KM2 (2 Pop/MI2)

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