East Timor


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About Country

Approximately 1.4 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
89 people per square kilometer
$3.1 billion (2019 estimate)
Tetum and Portuguese are the official languages, but Indonesian and English are also widely spoken
US Dollar
National Dish
Ikan Pepes (grilled fish wrapped in banana leaves)
Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion in East Timor
Tropical with distinct wet and dry seasons. Temperatures are generally hot and humid year-round
Main Industries
Agriculture, petroleum, and natural gas
Level of Development
East Timor is considered a lower-middle-income country with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 133 out of 189 countries (2020)
Approximately 14,874 square kilometers

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East Timor, also known as Timor-Leste, is a country located in Southeast Asia. It occupies the eastern half of the island of Timor, as well as several nearby islands. East Timor gained independence from Indonesia in 2002, making it one of the youngest nations in the world.


  • Manatuto, Timor-Leste (1)
  • Manatuto, Timor-Leste
  • Timor-Leste flag (2)
  • Timor-Leste flag

Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in East Timor include:

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    Cristo Rei of Dili: a large statue of Jesus Christ that overlooks the city of Dili.

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    Atauro Island: a small island located off the coast of East Timor that offers beautiful beaches and diving opportunities.

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    Baucau: a historic town located in the eastern part of the country that features colonial-era architecture and a beautiful cathedral.

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    Lake Lete-Foho: a scenic lake located in the highlands of East Timor.

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    Jaco Island: a small island located off the eastern coast of East Timor that is known for its pristine beaches and coral reefs.

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    Nino Konis Santana National Park: a national park located in the eastern part of the country that is home to a variety of wildlife and scenic landscapes.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that East Timor has to offer. Visitors to the country can also enjoy traditional music and dance, as well as local cuisine such as Ikan Pepes and Batar Daan (a dish made from corn and beans).


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