Komodo Island

An island in the Nusa Tenggara Islands is called Komodo Island. The Komodo dragon's native environment is known as Komodo Island. The Central Government oversees the Komodo National Park, which includes this island. East of Sumbawa Island, which is divided from it by the Sape Strait, is Komodo Island.

Administratively, this island is a part of Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara Province's Komodo District, West Manggarai Regency. Along its boundary with West Nusa Tenggara Province, Komodo Island is the province of East Nusa Tenggara's westernmost point.

Komodo dragons live and reproduce peacefully on Komodo Island. On this island, there were roughly 1300 Komodo dragons as of August 2009. Their combined population of other islands, including Rinca Island and Gili Motang, is about 2500. Aside from the Komodo National Park region, there were also about 100 Komodo dragons in the Wae Wuul World Reserve on Flores Island's mainland.


Along with Komodo dragons, this island is home to a wide range of exotic plants, including Sepang wood, which is used by locals as medicine and a source of clothing dye, and the nitak tree, also known as the sterculia oblongata, whose seeds are edible and delicious like peas.

Because Komodo Island, together with Rinca Island, Padar Island, and Gili Motang, is a part of the Komodo National Park, it has also been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

History

The island on the south side of East Nusa Tenggara Province was given the appellation Komodo Island by the Dutch in 1910. Lieutenant Steyn van Hens Broek, who is the protagonist of this tale, sets out to corroborate the Dutch troops' claims that an enormous creature resembling a dragon existed on the island. The Komodo dragon was subsequently slain by Steyn, who then took the documents to the Museum and Botanical Garden in Bogor for analysis.

Komodo National Park was selected as a finalist in 2009 for the "New Seven Wonders of Nature," which were revealed in 2010 after public voting on the website www.N7W.com. The National Park Komodo joined the ranks of the winners together with Amazon Forest on November 11, 2011, as New 7 Wonders revealed the provisional winner.