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East Timor

East Timor Being the other half of the island Timor this country is tiney, and has until 1999 been occupied by Indonesia. You will find that the culture and history have a touch of Portugal since it before the indonesian takeover was a colony. Dili is one of the relaxed cities you can explore, you can go to the hills, enjoy the nature or at the coast with its clear waters, and a perfect place to snorkelling and seeing an amazing reef. So, get ready to an experience, East timor is waiting for you.

Area: 15.018 Km²
Population: 885.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 59 pop/Km²

System of government: Parliamentary democracy
Capital: Dili (60.000 pop.)
Major cities: Dare 17.800 pop., Baucau 14.700 pop.
Ethnic majority: Timorese 78%, Indonesian 20%, Chinese 2%
Border countries: Indonesia WEST and SOUTH (Ambeno)

Principal mountains: Tata Mailau 2960 m
Principal rivers: Laklo, Lois
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Timor 14.874 Km² (part of East Timor, total 30.724 Km²), Atauro 144 Km²
Climate: Equatorial

Language: Portuguese, Tetum (officials), Bahasa Indonesia, English
Religion: Catholic 91%, Protestant 3%, Muslim 2%
Currency: United States Dollar (USD)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 17/8, 25/12
Dialling code: 0062
GMT: +9

World Heritage List: -