Lombok, The Island of Hidden Paradise

Lombok that is located in the province of West Nusa Tenggara is a very beautiful island to visit. Exotic tropical island with a beach stretching offering offers its own beauty, pleasant climate and natural beauty of this virgin island can not be separated from the water charm call it a variety of activities related to water sports such as swimming, diving, sailing, basking in the sun, surfing, fishing and many others.Lombok is between 115 ^ 45 and 119 ^ 10 in the east and south of the equator, between 8 and 9 ^ 52 ^ 52 degrees latitude south, so this beautiful island vantage point, which is located in the golden triangle in a circle among the most beautiful in Indonesia of East Nusa Tenggara with Komodonya, Dewatanya island of Bali, Toraja in Sulawesi with a unique tribe.

Covering an area of ​​20, 153 square kilometers. And most of it is mountainous and hilly with high and low plains stretching from the western to the eastern end of the island of Sumbawa. Its length from west to east around 80 KM. Sumbawa is 300 km from west to east and 100 km from north to south and 2500 km long coastline and territorial waters of 29,000 square kilometers, including 137 islands, which are each 70 region has been inhabited. Sumbawa with 75% of land area has only 25% of total population, though Lombok only have 75% of the population

The climate in Lombok are generally similar to other parts of Indonesia. The temperature ranges from 21 ^ to 33 ^ degrees. There are two seasons namely the wet and dry seasons, the rainy season from October to March and the dry season from April to September, in January fairly heavy rain and strong winds blow till February.

Marine ecology plays an important role in the growth of shellfish and seaweed and other marine plants which mostly live coral found in the Nusa Tenggara region. They are very big potential in the development of tourism, fisheries, and pharmaceutical products in the future. With the monsoon season, the plants in Nusa Tenggara determined by the help of rainfall every year.

Flora & Fauna
According to the Wallace Line that Flora and Fauna in different Asia Australia which runs from north to south between the islands of Lombok and Bali. These forests are found in mountainous areas. The largest part of Lombok are coastal areas, irrigated fields, and other waters. While the largest land area in the island of Sumbawa. In particular species of plant growth has a great influence impact on the lives of the locals like kesambi, Lagerstroemia, rosewood, mahogany, teak, ipil, bamboo, leopards and others. Can also be found scattered some wildlife species in the region according to climate and natural conditions such as wild boar, small deer, foxes, lizards, hedgehogs, turtles, and several species of snakes and birds such as dishes, parrots, bering, coax-Kaek, cucak swamps and others.

Native of the island of Lombok was initially embraced animism and is believed to come from the north and west of Burma or India. Nowadays, people are mostly Moslem approximately 90% of the population but there are also other religions such as Hindu Balinese (mostly located in the western part), Christians and Buddhists. Interestingly, the diverse forms of religious life with places of worship and religious rituals were always side by side.

People & Culture
Tribal / ethnic customs and traditions have hereditary still visible to this day. Customary marriage ceremony highlighted the many traditions besides catching sea worms (Bau Nyale) on the south coast of Lombok which Seger Beach, Kuta, Selong Belanak, Mawun and Kaliantan.

As a province, autonomous region is headed by a governor who is elected in a period of 5 years by the regional parliament and approved by the President of the Republic of Indonesia. A governor plays an important role in the implementation of administrative, coordinating, planners, developers and promote all aspects of social life.There are seven districts and two municipalities by region and the administration as follows:1. West Lombok regency, the capital Gerung2. Central Lombok District, the capital city of Praya3. East Lombok District, the capital Selong4. West Sumbawa capital Taliwang5. Sumbawa regency, the capital of Sumbawa6. Dompu, capital Dompu7. Bima Kabupten Capital Rababima

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