island in East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia

Flores is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, an island arc. Its area is about 14,300 square kilometres (5,500 sq mi). It goes east from the island of Java. There are about 1.5 million people in Flores.[1] The largest town is Maumere.

Topography of Flores

Flores is east of Sumbawa and Komodo. It is west of Lembata and the Alor Archipelago. To the southeast is Timor. To the south is the Sumba strait. The Flores Sea is to the north.

On December 12 1992, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale occurred. It killed 2,000 people in the town of Maumere.


  1. "Trapping Komodo Dragons for Conservation" National Geographic - 28 Jan 2003