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Komodo National Park description and photos - Indonesia. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Komodo National Park.
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Komodo National Park is located in the Lesser Sunda Islands, on the border between the Eastern Lesser Sunda Islands and the Western Lesser Sunda Islands. On the territory of the park, which occupies 1733 square kilometers, there are three large islands: Komodo, Padar and Rinka, and 26 small islands. Of the total area of the park, 603 sq. Km is land, the rest is coastal waters.
The national park was founded in 1980 in order to protect the Komodo monitor lizards, or, as they are also called, the giant Indonesian monitor lizards, which were discovered in 1912 on the island of Komodo, which is why they got this name. Komodo monitor lizard is the largest lizard in the world, the length of which can reach up to 3 meters, and the weight - up to 70 kg. Later, other species of animals and marine individuals came under protection. In 1991, the national park was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and also entered the list of the new seven wonders of nature.
The park's hot and dry climate with savannah vegetation is ideal for the Komodo monitor lizard. A part of the park is occupied by humid tropical forests, the coastal part of the park is occupied by mangrove forests. In the northeastern part of Komodo Island there are coral reefs, which are home to about 26 species of coral. Among the marine inhabitants of the park there is a whale shark, an ordinary moonfish (it is the largest bony fish in the world), a manta ray (it is also called a great sea devil or stag beetle), an eagle ray, a sperm whale, a blue whale, dolphins, etc.
Tourist divers love to visit Komodo Park because of the extremely rich marine fauna and flora.
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