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East Timor Overview

Posted by in on 6-14-13

The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, commonly known as East Timor (Tetum: Timór Lorosa’e), is a country in Southeast Asia. It lies northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago. East Timor includes the eastern half of the island of Timor, the Oecussi (Ambeno) region on the northwest portion of the island of Timor, and the small islands of Atauro and Jaco.

Capital     Dili
Government     Republic
Currency     US dollar (USD)
Area     15,007 km2
Population     1,066,582 (2010 Census)
Language     Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Indonesian, English, 37 indigenous languages
Religion     Roman Catholic 90%, Muslim 4%, Protestant 3%, Hindu 0.5%, Buddhist, Animist (1992 est.)
Electricity     220V/50Hz (Shuko Euro plug)
Country code     670
Internet TLD     .tl
Time Zone     UTC+9

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