FLORES ISLAND INFORMATION
Flores Island is one of several Islands in East Nusa Tenggara province. It stretches between east longitudes of 118° and 125°, and between south latitudes of 8° and 11°. The Province covers the area of 49,880 square kilo meters. It is populated by 3,500,000 people. Flores island is one of the three main Islands. The three main islands are Flores, Sumba and Timor from which comes an abbreviation of FLOBAMOR. The total island belong to the Province is 566 islands. This amount includes numerous of small Islets which are not inhabited and do not have names yet.
If you need Flores Tour Information, Mount Kelimutu is a favorite Flores tour destination. On the top of the mountain you will discover the three colors lake. Therefore, The Tour Operators offer Flores Kelimutu trip 3 days 2 nights. The tour is either through Maumere town or Ende town. On the way back from climbing mount Kelimutu, you can see Sikka traditional weaving village. While in Ende you can visit the exile house of first President of Republic of Indonesia.
Moreover, those who adore adventure trip, they will experience an amazing trip during the exploration on Komodo – Flores Tour overland. The tour start in Komodo island where they explore the dragon lizards live in their habitat. Furthermore, proceed the trip to Labuhan Bajo town of west Flores. There are numerous of attraction they can enjoy en route before arriving in Maumere, east Flores.
In addition, Sumba is a very famous island for arts, handicrafts, traditional weaving, and cultural attraction. Meanwhile, Timor island is the principal island with Kupang as the capital of the Province. It serves as the center of Government and economic activities.
57% of the area is hilly and mountainous. In Timor we find mount Mutis of 2.427 meters high. Whereas Flores is a famous for mount Kelimutu of 1.792 meters high. The mountains in Flores and Timor islands are not as high as mount Rinjani in Lombok which reach the height of 3.726 meters.
In addition, the Geologist divides East Nusa Tenggara into two zones; a volcanic inner curve which formed the islands of Rinca, Komodo, Flores, Alor, Pantar, Adonara, Lembata and Solor; which have fertile soils; and an outer curve of limestone and rock formation that made up of Sumba, Sabu, Rote, Semau, and Timor.