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About Timor-Leste in detail
Where is Timor-Leste?
Timor-Leste, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 8 35 S 125 36 E otherwise in the southeast Asia, in southeastern Asia, northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago; note – Timor-Leste includes the eastern half of the island of Timor, the Oecussi (Ambeno) region on the northwest portion of the island of Timor and the islands of Pulau Atauro and Pulau Jaco.
What is the capital city of Timor-Leste?
The capital city of Timor-Leste is Dili.
What is the time in Dili?
It is 14 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; the timezone of Dili is UTC+9.
What is the Internet code for Timor-Leste?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Timor-Leste is: .tl
What is the size of Timor-Leste?
The territory of Timor-Leste is total: 14,874 sq km; land: 14,874 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Timor-Leste is slightly larger than Connecticut.
If we would like to walk around and discover Timor-Leste, we can cover a total distance: 253 km.
What is the water coverage of Timor-Leste?
We have already mentioned what percentage of Timor-Leste is covered by water (see below), including a 706 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Timor-Leste?
The climate of Timor-Leste is tropical: hot, humid: distinct rainy and dry seasons.
Geographical data of Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste elevation; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Timor Sea, Savu Sea, and the Banda Sea 0 m, highest point: Foho Tatamailau 2,963 m.
The specific geographical details of Timor-Leste include mountainous.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Timor-Leste is Timor comes from the Malay word for “east”; the island of Timor is part of the Malay Archipelago and is the largest and easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands.
Resources and land use of Timor-Leste
The country’s main mined products are gold, petroleum, natural gas, manganese, marble. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 25.1%; arable land 10.1%; permanent crops 4.9%; permanent pasture 10.1%; forest: 49.1%; other: 25.8% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Timor-Leste
The number of inhabitants of Timor-Leste is 1,261,072 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 32.8% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Timor-Leste is concentrated in DILI (capital) 228,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Timor-Leste
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian), Papuan, small Chinese minority.
Spoken languages in Timor-Leste
The spoken languages in Timor-Leste are the following: Tetum (official language), Portuguese (official language), Indonesian, English. Note: there are about 16 indigenous languages; Tetum, Galole, Mambae, and Kemak are spoken by a significant portion of the population.
What are the most important religions in Timor-Leste?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 96.9%, Protestant/Evangelical 2.2%, Muslim 0.3%, other 0.6% (2005).
Further population data of Timor-Leste
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 41.43% (male 268,578 / female 253,897) 15-24 years: 20.11% (male 128,678 / female 124,870) 25-54 years: 29.79% (male 180,750 / female 194,916) 55-64 years: 4.88% (male 31,349 / female 30,194) 65 years and over: 3.79% (male 22,852 / female 24,988) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Timor-Leste is 2.39% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Timor-Leste the birth rate is 33.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 6 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Timor-Leste, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Timor-Leste, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Timor-Leste are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 1.5% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Timor-Leste
Suppose we would like to describe a country. We also have to mention its economy; Since gaining independence in 1999, Timor-Leste has faced significant challenges in rebuilding its infrastructure, strengthening the civil administration, and generating jobs for young people entering the workforce. In June 2005, the National Parliament unanimously approved the Timor-Leste Petroleum Fund’s creation to serve as a repository for all petroleum revenues and preserve the value of Timor-Leste’s petroleum wealth for future generations. Annual government budget expenditures increased markedly between 2009 and 2012 but dropped significantly in 2013-16. Historically, the government failed to spend as much as its budget allowed. The government has focused significant resources on necessary infrastructure.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Timor-Leste is $2.501 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in Timor-Leste is 5% (2016 estimate), 4.3% (2015 estimate) 5.9% (2014 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporarily suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Timor-Leste this is $4,200 (2016 estimate) $4,100 (2015 estimate) $4,000 (2014 estimate).
In the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Timor-Leste produces?
The main agricultural products of Timor-Leste are coffee, rice, corn, cassava (manioc, tapioca), sweet potatoes, soybeans, cabbage, mangoes, bananas, vanilla.
Regarding the economy, the critical segments are printing, soap manufacturing, handicrafts, woven cloth. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on printing, soap manufacturing, handicrafts, woven cloth.
Drinking water source in Timor-Leste
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 95.2% of the population, rural: 60.5% of the population, total: 71.9% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 4.8% of the population, rural: 39.5% of the people, total: 28.1% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Timor-Leste
In Timor-Leste, the average delivery number is 4.9 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Timor-Leste
The population’s average age is 18.8 years; male: 18.2 years, female: 19.4 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world. In Timor-Leste, it is 17 years of age, universal.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new immigrants. In Timor-Leste is -3.9 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Timor-Leste. Dual citizenship recognized: no—residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.
Is Timor-Leste a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Timor-Leste
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Timor-Leste, the hospital beds’ density is 5.9 beds / 1,000 population (2010).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Timor-Leste, the degree of risk: very high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria (2016).
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced; it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities due to the disease.
In Timor-Leste, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Timor-Leste is 1.8% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Timor-Leste? Is there any?
The most known natural risk in Timor-Leste are floods and landslides are common; earthquakes; tsunamis; tropical cyclones.
More interesting facts about Timor-Leste
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; The Portuguese began to trade with the island of Timor in the early 16th century and colonized it in mid-century. Skirmishing with the Dutch in the region eventually resulted in an 1859 treaty in which Portugal ceded the western portion of the island. Imperial Japan occupied Portuguese Timor from 1942 to 1945, but Portugal resumed colonial authority after the Japanese defeat in World War II. East Timor declared itself independent from Portugal on 28 November 1975 and was invaded and occupied by Indonesian forces nine days later. It was incorporated into Indonesia in July 1976 as the province of Timor Timur (East Timor). An unsuccessful pacification campaign followed over the next two decades, during which an estimated 100,000 to 250,000 people died. In an August 1999 UN-supervised popular referendum, an overwhelming majority of Timor-Leste people voted for independence from Indonesia. However, in the next three weeks, anti-independence Timorese militias – organized and supported by the Indonesian military – commenced a large-scale, scorched-earth retribution campaign. The militias killed approximately 1,400 Timorese and forced 300,000 people into western Timor as refugees. Most of the country’s infrastructure, including homes, irrigation systems, water supply systems, and schools, and nearly all of its electrical grid were destroyed. On 20 September 1999, Australian-led peacekeeping troops deployed to the country and brought the violence to an end. On 20 May 2002, Timor-Leste was internationally recognized as an independent state.
In 2006, internal tensions threatened the new nation’s security when a military strike led to violence and a breakdown of law and order. At Dili’s request, an Australian-led International Stabilization Force (ISF) was deployed to Timor-Leste. The UN Security Council established the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), which included an authorized police presence of over 1,600 personnel. The ISF and UNMIT restored stability, allowing for presidential and parliamentary elections in 2007 in a largely peaceful atmosphere. In February 2008, a rebel group staged an unsuccessful attack against the president and prime minister. The ringleader was killed in the attack, and most of the rebels surrendered in April 2008. Since the attack, the government has enjoyed one of its most extended periods of post-independence stability, including successful 2012 elections for both the parliament and president and a successful transition of power in February 2015. In late 2012, the UN Security Council ended its peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste, and both the ISF and UNMIT departed the country.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Timor-Leste: 20 May 2002 (from Indonesia); note – 28 November 1975 was the date independence was proclaimed from Portugal; 20 May 2002 was the date of international recognition Timor-Leste’s independence from Indonesia.
The flag and other symbols of Timor-Leste
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either; red with a black isosceles triangle (based on the hoist side) superimposed on a slightly longer yellow arrowhead that extends to the center of the flag; a white star – pointing to the upper hoist-side corner of the flag – is in the center of the black triangle; yellow denotes the colonialism in Timor-Leste’s past; black represents the obscurantism that needs to be overcome; red stands for the national liberation struggle; the white star symbolizes peace and serves as a guiding light.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Timor-Leste: Mount Ramelau; national colors: red, yellow, black, white.
Constitution of Timor-Leste
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Timor-Leste?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action,” while in the rest of the world, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Timor-Leste is a civil law system based on the Portuguese model; note – penal and civil law codes to replace the Indonesian codes were passed by Parliament and promulgated in 2009 and 2011, respectively.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
We can highlight the following structures unicameral National Parliament (65 seats; members directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote to serve 5-year terms) about the legislative branch of Timor-Leste.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Timor-Leste
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. In Timor-Leste, the labor force is 259,800 (2013 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Timor-Leste is total: 36.3 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 39.2 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 33.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Timor-Leste is 11% (2013 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Timor-Leste, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 4% highest 10%: 27% (2007).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Timor-Leste, the GINI index is .31,9 (2007 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Timor-Leste, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: 4% highest 10%: 27% (2007).
About the budget and central governments debt of Timor-Leste
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Timor-Leste is; revenues: $300 million, expenditures: $2.8 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 12% of the GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is N/A.
The fiscal year in Timor-Leste is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Timor-Leste
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: -0.8% (2016 estimate), 0.6% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 13.5% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Timor-Leste is: $18 million (2015 estimate), $18 million (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: oil, coffee, sandalwood, marble. Note the potential for vanilla exports.
The most important export partners of Timor-Leste are N/A.
The most important imported products are food, gasoline, kerosene, machinery, and the countries where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Timor-Leste
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. Timor-Leste, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is N/A.
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is N/A.
Telecommunication data of Timor-Leste, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Timor-Leste; rudimentary service in urban and some rural areas, which is expanding with the entrance of new competitors, Domestic: system suffered significant damage during the violence associated with independence; limited fixed-line services; mobile-cellular services have been expanding and are now available in urban and most rural areas. International: country code – 670; international service is available (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Timor-Leste
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but if the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Timor-Leste: 6 (2013), and the number of heliports: 8 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Timor-Leste: total: 6,040 km, paved: 2,600 km, unpaved: 3,440 km (2005).
The total length of the waterways in Timor-Leste: N/A.
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Facts & data about Timor-Leste
Name of the country: conventional long way: the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, traditional short form: Timor-Leste. Note pronounced TEE-mor LESS-tay, local long form: Republika Demokratika Timor Lorosa’e [Tetum]; Republica Democratica de Timor-Leste [Portuguese], local short state: Timor Lorosa’e [Tetum]; Timor-Leste [Portuguese], former: East Timor, Portuguese Timor, etymology: “timor” derives from the Indonesian and Malay word “timur” meaning “east”; “leste” is the Portuguese word for “east,” so “Timor-Leste” literally means “Eastern-East”; the local [Tetum] name “Timor Lorosa’e” translates as “East Rising Sun.”
|Abbreviation: Timor-Leste||Geographic coordinates:
8 50 S, 125 55 E
|Country Location: Southeast Asia|
|Capital of Timor-Leste: Dili||GPS of the Capital:
8 35 S 125 36 E
|Position: Southeastern Asia, northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago; note – Timor-Leste includes the eastern half of the island of Timor, the Oecussi (Ambeno) region on the northwest portion of the island of Timor, and the islands of Pulau Atauro and Pulau Jaco|
|Land area: total: 14,874 sq km; land: 14,874 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: mountainous
||Area comparative: slightly larger than Connecticut|
|Population: 1,261,072 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.39% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.07 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.93 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.91 male(s) / female, total population: 1.01 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $18 million (2015 estimate), $18 million (2015 estimate)||Imports: $647.7 million (2015 estimate), $647.7 million (2015 estimate)||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 32.8% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): DILI (capital) 228,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 18.8 years; male: 18.2 years, female: 19.4 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 165,000. Percent of the population: 13.4% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed-lines): total subscriptions: 2,720. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 1.377 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 112 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 11% (2013 estimate)||Nationality: Timoreseadjective: Timorese||National holidays: Restoration of Independence Day, 20 May (2002); Proclamation of Independence Day, 28 November (1975)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 68.1 years. Male: 66.5 years, female: 69.7 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 4.9 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 33.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 67.5%; male: 71.5%, female: 63.4% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system based on the Portuguese model; note – penal and civil law codes to replace the Indonesian codes were passed by Parliament and promulgated in 2009 and 2011, respectively||Suffrage: 17 years of age, universal|
|Industries: printing, soap manufacturing, handicrafts, woven cloth||Industrial production growth rate: -5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 5% (2016 estimate) 4.3% (2015 estimate) 5.9% (2014 estimate)|
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