Flores

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Flores (Indonesian: Pulau Flores) is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, a group of islands in the eastern half of Indonesia.wikipedia
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Portuguese language

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The name Flores is derived from the Portuguese for "flowers".
As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India; in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka; in the Indonesian island of Flores; in the Malacca state of Malaysia; and the ABC islands in the Caribbean where Papiamento is spoken, while Cape Verdean Creole is the most widely spoken Portuguese-based Creole.

Sumbawa

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Flores is located east of Sumbawa and Komodo islands and west of Lembata island and the Alor Archipelago.
Sumbawa is an Indonesian island, located in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain, with Lombok to the west, Flores to the east, and Sumba further to the southeast.

Maumere

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The population was 1,931,000 in the 2010 census and the largest town is Maumere.
Maumere is the seat capital of the Sikka Regency and the largest city in Flores, Indonesia.

Lesser Sunda Islands

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Flores (Indonesian: Pulau Flores) is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, a group of islands in the eastern half of Indonesia.
The main Lesser Sunda Islands are, from west to east: Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba, Timor, Alor archipelago, Barat Daya Islands, and Tanimbar Islands.

Sumba

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To the south, across the Sumba Strait, is Sumba island and to the north, beyond the Flores Sea, is Sulawesi.
To the northwest of Sumba is Sumbawa, to the northeast, across the Sumba Strait (Selat Sumba), is Flores, to the east, across the Savu Sea, is Timor, and to the south, across part of the Indian Ocean, is Australia.

Sulawesi

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To the south, across the Sumba Strait, is Sumba island and to the north, beyond the Flores Sea, is Sulawesi. Among all islands containing Indonesian territory, Flores is the 10th most populous after Java, Sumatra, Borneo (Kalimantan), Sulawesi, New Guinea, Bali, Madura, Lombok, and Timor and also the 10th biggest island of Indonesia. In 2017 two men were killed in Flores due to land disputes between warrior clans; the Mbehel, a West Maggarai mountain tribe, and the Rangko from Sulawesi island who helped build Manggarai and were given land near Labuan Bajo by the Manggarai king.
The island is surrounded by Borneo to the west, by the Philippines to the north, by Maluku to the east, and by Flores and Timor to the south.

Lembata

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Flores is located east of Sumbawa and Komodo islands and west of Lembata island and the Alor Archipelago.
To the west lie the other islands in the archipelago, most notably Solor and Adonara, and then the larger island of Flores.

Larantuka

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Portuguese traders and missionaries came to Flores in the 16th century, mainly to Larantuka and Sikka.
Larantuka (Dutch: Larantoeka) is a kecamatan (district) and seat capital of East Flores Regency, on the eastern end of Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Timor

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To the southeast is Timor. The Dominican order was extremely important in this island, as well as in the neighbouring islands of Timor and Solor. Among all islands containing Indonesian territory, Flores is the 10th most populous after Java, Sumatra, Borneo (Kalimantan), Sulawesi, New Guinea, Bali, Madura, Lombok, and Timor and also the 10th biggest island of Indonesia.
Together with Sumba, Babar and associated smaller islands, Timor forms the southern outer archipelago of the Lesser Sunda Islands with the inner islands of Flores, Alor and Wetar to the north, and beyond them Sulawesi.

Flores Sea

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To the south, across the Sumba Strait, is Sumba island and to the north, beyond the Flores Sea, is Sulawesi.
The sea is bounded on the north by the island of Celebes and on the south by Sunda Islands of Flores and Sumbawa.

Solor

Pulau Solor
The Dominican order was extremely important in this island, as well as in the neighbouring islands of Timor and Solor.
Solor is a volcanic island located off the eastern tip of Flores island in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia, in the Solor Archipelago.

Topasses

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This population was mixed, of Portuguese and local islanders descent and Larantuqueiros, Topasses or, as Dutch knew them, the 'Black Portuguese' (Zwarte Portuguezen).
Topasses (Tupasses, Topas, Topaz) were a group of people led by the two power families – Da Costa and Hornay – that resided in Oecussi and Flores.

1992 Flores earthquake and tsunami

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On 12 December 1992, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale occurred, killing 2,500 people in and around Maumere, including islands off the north coast.
The 1992 Flores earthquake and tsunami occurred on December 12 on the island of Flores in Indonesia.

East Nusa Tenggara

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Flores is part of the East Nusa Tenggara province.
It consists of more than 500 islands, with the largest ones being Sumba, Flores, and the western part of Timor; the latter shares a land border with the separate nation of East Timor.

Sikka Regency

SikkaSikka Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Portuguese traders and missionaries came to Flores in the 16th century, mainly to Larantuka and Sikka. The island along with smaller minor islands are split into eight regencies (local government districts); from west to east these are: Manggarai Barat (West Manggarai), Manggarai Tengah (Central Manggarai), Manggarai Timur (East Manggarai), Ngada, Nagekeo, Ende, Sikka and Flores Timur (East Flores).
Sikka is a regency within East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, on the island of Flores.

List of islands by area

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Among all islands containing Indonesian territory, Flores is the 10th most populous after Java, Sumatra, Borneo (Kalimantan), Sulawesi, New Guinea, Bali, Madura, Lombok, and Timor and also the 10th biggest island of Indonesia.

Komodo (island)

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Flores is located east of Sumbawa and Komodo islands and west of Lembata island and the Alor Archipelago. Labuan Bajo, located on the western tip is often used by tourists as a base to visit Komodo and Rinca islands. The west coast of Flores is one of the few places, aside from the island of Komodo itself, where the Komodo dragon can be found in the wild, and is part of Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It lies between the substantially larger neighboring islands Sumbawa to the west and Flores to the east.

Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo, located on the western tip is often used by tourists as a base to visit Komodo and Rinca islands.
Labuan Bajo is a fishing town located at the western end of the large island of Flores in the Nusa Tenggara region of east Indonesia.

West Manggarai Regency

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In 2017 two men were killed in Flores due to land disputes between warrior clans; the Mbehel, a West Maggarai mountain tribe, and the Rangko from Sulawesi island who helped build Manggarai and were given land near Labuan Bajo by the Manggarai king. The island along with smaller minor islands are split into eight regencies (local government districts); from west to east these are: Manggarai Barat (West Manggarai), Manggarai Tengah (Central Manggarai), Manggarai Timur (East Manggarai), Ngada, Nagekeo, Ende, Sikka and Flores Timur (East Flores).
West Manggarai Regency (Kabupaten Manggarai Barat) is one of the eight regencies which divide the island of Flores, located in the province of East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur) in Indonesia.

Ruteng

Ruteng is a small town in the highlands towards the western end of Flores Island, Indonesia.

Bajawa

Locals would probably also add So'a and Bajawa to this list, which anthropologists have labeled dialects of Ngadha.
Bajawa is a town of Flores, Indonesia and the capital of the Ngada Regency.

Ende Regency

Ende
The island along with smaller minor islands are split into eight regencies (local government districts); from west to east these are: Manggarai Barat (West Manggarai), Manggarai Tengah (Central Manggarai), Manggarai Timur (East Manggarai), Ngada, Nagekeo, Ende, Sikka and Flores Timur (East Flores).
Ende Regency is a regency on the island of Flores, within East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia.

Ngada Regency

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The island along with smaller minor islands are split into eight regencies (local government districts); from west to east these are: Manggarai Barat (West Manggarai), Manggarai Tengah (Central Manggarai), Manggarai Timur (East Manggarai), Ngada, Nagekeo, Ende, Sikka and Flores Timur (East Flores).
Ngada Regency is one of the regencies which divide the island of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia.

Komodo dragon

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The west coast of Flores is one of the few places, aside from the island of Komodo itself, where the Komodo dragon can be found in the wild, and is part of Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), also known as the Komodo monitor, is a species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, and Gili Motang.

Kelimutu National Park

Kelimutu
Kelimutu National Park is the second national park designated on Flores to protect endangered species.
Kelimutu National Park (Indonesian: Taman Nasional Kelimutu) is located on the island of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.