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KOMODO ISLAND


KOMODO ISLAND
Komodo Island 2009.jpg   
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Komodo

          
Geografi
Location southeast asia
coordinate 8.55° S 119.45° EKoordinat: 8.55° S 119.45° E
archipelago Kepulauan Sunda Kecil
broad 390 km²
Country
Indonesia
Province Nusa Tenggara Timur
Demografi   
Population estimate  2000
ethnic groups Bugis,and others

       UNESCO world cultural heritage


Situs Warisan Dunia UNESCO
Pulau Komodo
Nama sebagaimana tercantum dalam Daftar Warisan Dunia
Komodo Island.jpg     
Negara  Indonesia
Tipe Alam
Kriteria vii, ix
Rujukan 609
Kawasan UNESCO Asia Pasifik
Sejarah pengukuhan
Tahun pengukuhan 1991 (sesi ke-15)
   








                                                                                      


Inaugural history
Inaugural year 1991 (sesi ke-15)

Komodo Island is an island located in the Nusa Tenggara islands. Komodo Island is known as a habitat for native animals dragons. The island is also the Komodo National Park which is managed by the Central Government. Komodo Island is located east of the island of Sumbawa, separated by Sape Strait.

Administratively, the island including the District of Komodo, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Komodo Island is the westernmost province of East Nusa Tenggara, bordering the province of West Nusa Tenggara.

On the island of Komodo dragons animals live and breed well. Until August 2009, on the island there are about 1,300 dragons tail. Coupled with other islands, such as Island and Rinca and Gili Mota, their numbers totaled about 2500 tails. There are also approximately 100 individuals dragons in Wae Wuul Nature Reserve on the mainland island of Flores, but not including the Komodo National Park.

Besides Komodo, this island also store a variety of exotic flora Sepang wood by local people used as medicine and dye clothes, this nitak tree or sterculia oblongata in the believe is useful as medicines and seeds are tasty and delicious like peas.

Komodo Island is also accepted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to the Komodo National Park, along with the island of Rinca, Padar and Gili Mota

History


Reference

In 1910 the Dutch named the island on the south side of East Nusa Tenggara Province is the nickname of the island of Komodo. This story begins with Lieutenant Steyn van Hens Broek who tries to prove statements about the presence of Dutch troops large animal resembling a dragon on the island. Steyn then killed a dragon and bring documentation to the Museum and Botanical Garden in Bogor to be investigated.

In 2009, the Park has been named a finalist "New Seven Wonders of Nature" newly published in 2010 by online voting at www.N7W.com.Pada dated 11 November 2011, the New 7 Wonders has announced the provisional winners and National Parks Komodo entered into the ranks of the winners, together with, the Amazon Rainforest, Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island, Puerto Princesa Underground River, and Table Mountain [1]. Komodo National Park is getting the most votes [2].

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