Pulau Komodo Island is one of the 17,508 islands composing the Republic of Indonesia. It is notable as the habitat of Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard, named after the island. Komodo has a surface area of 390 km2 (151ml2) and a population of over 2,000. The inhabitants of Komodo Island are descendants of former convicts, exiled to the island, who mixed with Bugis out of Sulawesi. Most people are adherents of Islam but there are also Hindu and Christian congregations.
Komodo is part of Lesser Sunda chain of islands. It forms part of Komodo National Park. It lies between the larger neighboring islands Flores to the east and Sumbawa to the west. Administratively, Komodo Island is part of East Nusa Tenggara province. In addition, Komodo Island is a renowned destination for diving and since November 2011 has been included in the controversial New7Wonders of Nature list.
Komodo Island is famous not only for the heritage of convicts but also for its unique fauna. The Komodo dragon, the largest living lizard in the world, takes its name from the isle. it is a type of monitor lizard, and inhabits Komodo and some of the smaller surrounding isles, as well as part of the western Flores. Javan deer are also inhabitants of the island, though not native. Other fauna include banded pigs, water buffalo, macaques, civets and cockatoo.
Komodo has a beach with "pink" sand, that is one of only 7 in the world. The sand appears pink as it is a mixture of white sand combined with red one, formed from pieces of Foraminifera.
Highlights: Dragons (lizards), Pantai Merah beach
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