Ndao is one of the southernmost islands of the Indonesian archipelago. It is part of Lesser Sunda Islands and is located west of the island of Rote Island, 500 km (310 mi) from the coast Australia and 170 km (110 mi) from the Ashmore and Cartier Islands.

Ndao
Indonesian: Pulau Ndao, Rai Dhao
Nickname: Rai Kahore
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Satellite view of Ndao Island
Geography
LocationTimor Sea
Coordinates10°49′S 122°40′E / 10.817°S 122.667°E / -10.817; 122.667
ArchipelagoLesser Sunda Islands (Rote Islands)
Area1,419 km2 (548 sq mi)
Administration
Indonesia
ProvinceEast Nusa Tenggara
RegencyRote Ndao
Demographics
Population3,963
Ethnic groupsDhao
Additional information
Time zone

Administratively, Ndao forms, together with Rote and neighboring islands, the Rote Ndao Regency after the regency was separated from Kupang province.

TourismEdit

Ndao has some areas that are popular for surfing.