Ten fun facts about Timor-Leste


Fact 1
The official name of East Timor is the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. The country gained independence on May 20, 2002.

Fact 2
The entire area of this island-country is spread over 15,410 square kilometers. The highest peak in Timor-Lest is Mount Ramelau which is also known as Mount Tatamailau at 2963 m.

Fact 3
The official languages are Portuguese and Teturn while English and Indonesian are the working ones.


Fact 4
The literacy and educations levels in this country are extremely low.

Fact 5
The currency of Timor-Leste is US Dollar. The capital is Dili which is a chief port and commercial center of the country.

Fact 6
Timor-Leste has a tropical monsoon climate. The wet season is from December to April and the dry season is from May to November. Temperatures vary between 15⁰ C in the mountain areas and 30⁰C on the northern and eastern coast.

Fact 7
Majority of the people are Roman Catholics, followed by Protestants Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists.

Fact 8
Their natural resources are gold, petroleum, natural gas, manganese and marble. They export coffee, sandalwood, marble and import food gasoline, kerosene and machinery. They import food, gasoline, kerosene and machinery.

Fact 9
The country gained its independence on May 20, 2002 when it became the first new sovereign state of the twenty-first century.

Fact 10
Industries in Timor-Leste are printing, soap manufacturing, handicrafts and woven cloth. Their main agriculture is mainly cassava, coffee, rice and maize. Their major trading partner is Indonesia.


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Short about Timor-Leste
Is an island in the Indonesian archipelago that lies between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean and includes the enclave of Oecussis, located within West Timor.


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Population
1,212,107

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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