Geographic & History
Komodo National Park is a wonderful national park in Indonesia, located in the center of Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores, in East Nusa Tenggara. The park includes three larger islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar, plus 26 smaller ones, together totaling 603 km2 of land and a total area of 1,733 km2. This extraordinary park is also known as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
Komodo National Park is home of the remarkable Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest lizard. This park was originally established by the Indonesian government to protect these animals, which are only found on these islands. This resulted in Komodo National Park being inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. The park is also dedicated to protect other species, including marine and other terrestrial species.