Country Profile

Area:15.007 Km2
Population:1,340,434 (Census 2022)
Official Languages:Portuguese and Tétum (national language) Apart from these there are another 15 local dialects
Working Languages:English and Bahasa Indonesian
Declaration of Independence:November 28, 1975
Restoration of Independence:May 20, 2002
Date of promulgation of the Constitution:March 22, 2002, effective since May 20 2002
Government System:Semi-Presidential Republic
Administrative Division:13 Municialities, 67 Administrative Posts
Ethnic Composition:Majority of the population is of Malay-Polynesian and papua origin; minorities of Chinese, Arabs and Europeans
Religion:About 90% Catholics; Minorities of Protestants, and Muslims
Climate:Tropical hot and humid; Tropical rains; Moderate in the mountains
Location:Situated 550 km north of Australia, it is the smallest and more eastern island of the Malay archipelago. Timor-Leste includes the enclave of Oecussi-Ambeno, situated on the Western (Indonesian) part of the island, and the islands of Ataúro and Jaco. It is the only Portuguese speaking country independent nation in Asia
Physical Aspects:North and South costs are divided by mountain ranges. Altitudes inferior to 3000 m; Most elevated point is the Ramelau with 2972 m. Vegetation characterized by the abundance of Teak trees, sandal trees, coconuts and eucalyptus
Currency:American Dollar (USD)
Time Zone:UTC + 9h (UTC)
Internet Code (TLD)
International Telephone Code:+670

Data from Timor-Leste’s Government Website

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