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Timor-Leste

Official English Name: Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Official Local Name(s): Repúblika Demokrátika Timór-Leste (Tetum), República Democrática de Timor-Leste (Portuguese)

Common English Name: Timor-Leste

Capital: Dili

REGION
Southeastern Asia
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Indonesia (West)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Timor Sea (South)
Banda Sea (North)
Savu Sea (Northwest)
TOTAL AREA
14,874 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
228 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
706 km
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Mountainous
HIGHEST POINT
Foho Tatamailau (2,963 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Gold
Petroleum
Natural gas
Manganese
Marble
NATURAL DISASTERS
Flooding
Landsides
DEMONYM
Timorese
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Tetun (41.9%)
Mambai (11.8%)
Makasai (9.2%)
Baikeno (6.3%)
Kemak (5.6%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Tetum
Portuguese
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Indonesian
English
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (85.9%)
Protestant (4.0%)
Indigenous (8.6%)
Other Christian (0.5%)
Muslim (0.2%)
POPULATION
1,261,072
LARGEST CITY
Dili (244,584)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Taur Matan Ruak
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
13 Administrative districts
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
20 May, 2002 (from Portugal)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Mount Ramelau
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Patria
GDP PER CAPITA
$5,600 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (United States Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
Note: Timor-Leste uses the United States dollar as its official currency.
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ti
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+670

Cuisine is a combination of typical southeast Asian dishes and those from its formal colonial power, Portugal.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tt.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/TT (Ethnic and religious data)

http://www.statistics.gov.tl/ (Dili population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 23 December 2016