FLORES(Nusa Tenggara Timur)

INFORMATION IN THE WORLD - Flores, of Portuguese origin, meaning "flowers" are in East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. Flores was included in a cluster of Lesser Sunda Islands along with Bali and NTB, with an area of approximately 14,300 km². Residents of Flores, in 2007, reaching 1.6 million inhabitants. The highest peak is Mt Ranakah (2350m) which is the second highest mountain in East Nusa Tenggara, after Mount Mutis, 2427m in West Timor. Flores Island along with the island of Timor, Sumba and Alor Islands Island is a large island in the four Provinces that NTT is one of the Islands province in Indonesia with 566 Islands. Flores, with broad, population and resources both natural as well as human-rated quite sufficient, are now preparing themselves to become a province of the expansion in NTT. At the end of the Western and Eastern Flores Island there are several clusters of small islands. To the East there is a cluster of islands of Adonara and Lembata, Solor, while to the West there is a cluster of islands of Komodo and Rinca. The Western side of Flores Island, after a cluster of small islands, there is the island of Sumbawa (NTB), whereas in the East after a cluster of small islands of the Alor archipelago, there is. To the Southeast lies the island of Timor. To the Southwest lies the island of Sumba, to the South lies the Savu sea, North Sea, across the Flores sea lies the Celebes.

Flores is the mixture of ethnic groups among ethnic Malay, Melanesian, and Portuguese. Because once a Portuguese colony, then the interaction with Portuguese culture is very pronounced in cultures of Flores, either through genetic, religion, and culture.


Flores is part of the East Nusa Tenggara province. The island is divided into eight districts; from West to East as follows: Manggarai Barat with capital of Labuan Bajo, Manggarai Sampit, with its capital East Manggarai with entire stock capital, with the capital of Ngada, Nagekeo Bajawa with capital Mbay, Ende with capital of Ende, Sikka with the capital of Maumere, Flores of the East with the capital Larantuka. and district ((lembata)) with the capital city lewoleba.


Flores has several active volcanoes and sleep, including Egon, Ilimuda, Lereboleng, Lewotobi volcano, and ile Ape (lembata), Rokatenda (region), Ebulobo

Flora and fauna

Flores has one of the rare and protected animals in the world i.e. Varanus komodoensis better known as giant monitor lizard. Raptil lives on the island of Komodo and Rinca Island, both in the Regency of Manggarai Barat, Flores. In addition to the island of Komodo and Rinca Island in the Komodo National Park area, Flores also has one more national park located in the Regency of Ende, i.e. Kelimutu National Park. The main attraction is Lake Kelimutu National Park Three of his Color-changing the color of Lake water. But behold, in the area of Kelimutu National Park that naturally grow and develop different types of species of plants and MOSS.

Therefore at the beginning of 2007, Kelimutu National Park officials melai held identification of biological wealth TN Kelimutu to later developed into botanical gardens Kelimutu. So, later on the tourists who come to the tourist area of realms of Kelimutu, besides being able to enjoy the wonders of the Lake three colors, it can also observe the biodiversity in botanical garden of Kelimutu.

In Mataloko, there are sources of Ngada Regency geothermal which is currently being developed into a source of electricity. In Soa, East of Bajawa, Ngada Regency capital there is a natural hot spring baths. Many foreign tourists who come to it.

In Riung, Ngada Regency North, there are 17 Marine Park Islands are as beautiful as the Bunaken marine park in Manado. The unique of this marine park is an island named island of Bats who became living quarters for thousands of bats.

The archaeological site

In September 2003, at Liang Bua cave in Western Flores, paleoantropologis found the skull of a hominid species that were previously unknown. This finding is called the "man of Flores" (Homo floresiensis, nicknamed hobbit). This discovery was published in the edition of Nature magazine, October 28, 2004. These findings present status is disputed, whether including Homo erectus or Homo sapiens.

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