Official English Name: Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Official Local Name(s): Repúblika Demokrátika Timór-Leste (Tetum)
República Democrática de Timor-Leste (Portuguese)
Common English Name: Timor-Leste
Capital: Dili

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Official Language(s)

Tetum, Portuguese
Secondary Languages: Indonesian, English

Resources

Gold, Petroleum, Natural gas, Manganese, Marble

Neighbors

Indonesia (West)

Ethnic groups

Tetun (41.9%), Mambai (11.8%), Makasai (9.2%), Baikeno (6.3%), Kemak (5.6%)

People

Est. Population:

1,261,072

Demonym:

Timorese

Religions:

Roman Catholic (85.9%)
Protestant (4.0%)
Indigenous (8.6%)
Other Christian (0.5%)
Muslim (0.2%)

Largest City:

Dili (244,584)

Geography

Region:

Southeastern Asia

Bodies of Water:

Timor Sea (South)
Banda Sea (North)
Savu Sea (Northwest)

Total Area:

14,874 km2 (100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

228 km

Total Coastline:

706 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Mountainous

Highest Point

Foho Tatamailau (2,963 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Flooding
Landsides

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Francisco Guterres

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak

Admin. Divisions

13 Administrative districts

Independence:

20 May 2002 (from Portugal)

Nat'l Symbol:

Mount Ramelau

Nat'l Anthem:

Patria

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$5,600 (USD)

Currency

$ (United States Dollar)

Exchange Rate

Note: Timor-Leste uses the United States dollar as its official currency.

Communication

Internet Code

.ti

Telephone Code

+670

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Cultural Notes

Cuisine is a combination of typical southeast Asian dishes and those from its formal colonial power, Portugal.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tt.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/TT (Ethnic and religious data)
http://www.statistics.gov.tl/ (Dili population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 23 December 2016