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 is managed by the Central Government. Komodo Island is located east of the island of Sumbawa, separated by Sape Strait.
Administratively, this island including the District of Komodo, West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Komodo Island is the westernmost tip of East Nusa Tenggara Province, bordering the province of West Nusa Tenggara.
On the island of Komodo, dragons animals live and breed well. Until August 2009, on this island there are an estimated 1300 dragons tail. Coupled with the other islands, such as the island of Rinca and Gili and Motang, their number totaled about 2500 birds. There area approximately 100 individuals dragons in Wae Wuul Nature Reserve on the mainland island of Flores, but not including the Komodo National Park.
In addition to the Komodo dragon, the island also holds a variety of exotic flora Sepang wood by local people used as a medicinal and dye clothing, tree or Sterculia oblongata nitak is believed to be useful as medicines and seeds are tasty and delicious like peas.
Komodo Island is also accepted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as in Komodo National wilayahTaman, along with the island of Rinca and Padar.