East Timor

The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, commonly known as East Timor, is one of the world's youngest countries: after a long struggle, it gained independence from Indonesia in 2002 and is now an off-the-beaten-path destination for diving and adventure.
Photo: J. Patrick Fischer, CC BY 2.5.

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is a city of 222,000 people on the northern coast of East Timor, squeezed along the narrow plains between the central mountains which run the length of the Timor and the Ombai Strait. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Oecusse also known as: Oecusse-Ambeno, Portuguese: Oé-Cusse Ambeno, Tetum: Ambeno, officially the Special Administrative Region Oecusse-Ambeno. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is East Timor's second largest city, behind . Photo: Thilver, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is one of the municipalities of East Timor. Its capital is also called . Photo: yeowatzup, CC BY 2.0.

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The North Coast of East Timor is the main destination for tourists who visit this small Asian nation. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The South Coast of East Timor is the more laid back area of the country. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

East Timor

Latitude of center
-8.76° or 8° 45' 36" south
Longitude of center
126.1° or 126° 6' east
Population
1,120,000
Elevation
1419 metres (4656 feet)
Capital
Area
15,007 km² (5794 miles²)
Currency
Dollar (USD)
Phone code
670
Internet domain
.tl
Open­Street­Map ID
node 432424972
Geo­Names ID
1966436
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Also Known As

  • Achinese: Timor Leste
  • Afar: Shıg'ıs Timor
  • Afrikaans: Oos-Timor
  • Akan: Timɔ Boka
  • Albanian: Timori Lindor
  • Amharic: ምሥራቅ ቲሞር
  • Amharic: ምስራቅ ቲሞር
  • Arabic: Sinirangan nga Timor
  • Arabic: تيمور الشرقية
  • Aragonese: Timor Oriental
  • Armenian: Արևելյան Թիմոր
  • Arpitan: Timor orientâl
  • Assamese: টিমুৰ-লেষ্ট্ৰি
  • Assamese: পূৱ টিমুৰ
  • Asturian: Timor-Leste
  • Asturian: Timor Oriental
  • Atayal: Timor-leste
  • Azerbaijani: Şərq Timor
  • Azerbaijani: Şərqi Timor
  • Balinese: Timor Leste
  • Balinese: Timor Lésté
  • Bambara: Kɔrɔn Timɔr
  • Banjar: Timor Lorosa'é
  • Bashkir: Көнсығыш Тимор
  • Basque: Ekialdeko Timor
  • Basque: Timor ekialdea
  • Bavarian: Osttimor
  • Belarusian: Дэмакратычная рэспубліка Ўсходняга Тымору
  • Belarusian: Тымор-Лешці
  • Belarusian: Усходні Тымор
  • Belarusian: 🇹🇱
  • Bengali: পূর্ব টিমোর
  • Bengali: পূর্ব তিমুর
  • Bhojpuri: पूर्ब तिमोर
  • Bishnupriya: মুঙ তিমুর
  • Bosnian: Istočni Timor
  • Bosnian: Timor Leste
  • Brahui: Deŧikí Temor
  • Breton: Timor-Leste
  • Breton: Timor ar Reter
  • Buginese: Timor Leste
  • Bulgarian: Източен Тимор
  • Burmese: အရှေ့တီမော
  • Burmese: အရှေ့တီမောနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Timor Oriental
  • Cebuano: Sidlakang Timor
  • Central Bikol: Subangan na Timor
  • Central Kurdish: تیمۆری ڕۆژھەڵات
  • Chavacano: Timor Oriental
  • Chechen: Малкхбалехьара Тимор
  • Chechen: Малхбален Тимор
  • Chinese: Tang Timor
  • Chinese: 东帝汶 / 東帝汶
  • Chinese: 东帝汶
  • Chinese: 東帝汶
  • Cornish: Timor Est
  • Corsican: Timor Este
  • Crimean Tatar: Şarqiy Timor
  • Croatian: Istočni Timor
  • Czech: Východní Timor
  • Danish: Timor-Leste
  • Danish: Østtimor
  • Dhivehi: އިރުމަތީ ޓިމޯރު
  • Dimli (individual language): Timurê Rocvetışi
  • Dotyali: पूर्वी टिमोर
  • Dutch: Oost-Timor
  • Dutch: TL
  • Dutch: TLS
  • Eastern Mari: Эрвел Тимор
  • Egyptian Arabic: تيمور الشرقيه
  • English: Democratic Republic of East Timor
  • English: Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  • English: TLS
  • English: Timor-Leste
  • English: Timor Leste
  • English: tl
  • English: 🇹🇱
  • Erzya: Чилисемань Тимор Мастор
  • Esperanto: Demokratia Respubliko Orienta Timoro
  • Esperanto: Orient-Timoro
  • Esperanto: Orienta Timoro
  • Esperanto: TL
  • Estonian: Ida-Timor
  • Estonian: Ida-Timori Demokraatlik Vabariik
  • Estonian: Ida Timor
  • Estonian: Timor-Leste Demokraatlik Vabariik
  • Ewe: Timor-Leste nutome
  • Extremaduran: Timol Oriental
  • Faroese: Eystur-Timor
  • Faroese: Eysturtimor
  • Fiji Hindi: East Timor
  • Finnish: Itä-Timor
  • Finnish: Itä-Timorin demokraattinen tasavalta
  • Finnish: Timor-Leste
  • French: République démocratique du Timor-Leste
  • French: République démocratique du Timor-Oriental
  • French: République démocratique du Timor oriental
  • French: TL
  • French: Timor-Leste
  • French: Timor-Oriental
  • French: Timor Oriental
  • French: Timor oriental
  • French: la République démocratique du Timor oriental
  • Fulah: East Timor
  • Fulah: Timoor Fuɗnaange
  • Gagauz: Günduusu Timor
  • Galician: Timor-Leste
  • Galician: Timor Leste
  • Ganda: Timowa
  • Georgian: აღმოსავლეთი ტიმორი
  • German: Osttimor
  • German: Timor-Leste
  • German: Timór Loro Sa'e
  • Goan Konkani: Udent Timor
  • Goan Konkani: उदेंत तिमोर
  • Goan Konkani: पूर्व तिमोर
  • Greek: Ανατολικό Τιμόρ
  • Guarani: Kuarahyresẽ Timor
  • Guianese Creole French: Timor oryantal
  • Gujarati: પૂર્વ તિમોર
  • Haitian: Timò oryantal
  • Hakka Chinese: Tûng Timor
  • Hausa: Timor-Leste
  • Hausa: Timor Ta Gabas
  • Hausa: Tûng Timor
  • Hebrew: טימור המזרחית
  • Hebrew: מזרח טימור
  • Hindi: पूर्वी तिमोर
  • Hungarian: Kelet-Timor
  • Hungarian: Kelet-timori Demokratikus Köztársaság)
  • Icelandic: Austur-Tímor
  • Ido: Est-Timor
  • Ido: Estal Timor
  • Ido: Timor Leste
  • Iloko: Daya a Timor
  • Inari Sami: Nuorttâ-Timor
  • Inari Sami: Nuorttâ-Timor demokraatlâš täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Timor Leste
  • Indonesian: Timor Timur
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Timor Oriental
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Timor del Est
  • Interlingue: Ost-Timor
  • Irish: An Tíomór Thoir
  • Irish: Tíomór Thoir
  • Italian: Timor Est
  • Italian: Timor Orientale
  • Jamaican Creole English: Iis Timor
  • Japanese: 東ティモール
  • Japanese: 東ティモール共和国
  • Japanese: 東ティモール民主共和国
  • Javanese: Timor Wétan
  • Kabyle: Timur n ugmuḍ
  • Kalaallisut: Timor Kangilliit
  • Kalmyk: Зюнһара Тимормудин Улс Орн
  • Kannada: ಈಸ್ಟ್ ಟಿಮೋರ್
  • Kannada: ಪೂರ್ವ ಟಿಮೋರ್
  • Kannada: ಪೂರ್ವ ಟೀಮೊರ್
  • Kannada: ಪೂರ್ವ ಟೀಮೋರ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: Shıg'ıs Timor
  • Kashubian: Pòrënkòwi Timor
  • Kazakh: Тимор-Лесте
  • Khmer: ទីម័រខាងកើត
  • Kikuyu: Timori ya Mashariki
  • Kinyarwanda: Timoro-Lesite
  • Kirghiz: Тимор Лешти
  • Kongo: Timor-Leste
  • Korean: 동티모르
  • Kurdish: Tîmora Rojhilat
  • Kurdish: تیمۆری ڕۆژھەڵات
  • Ladino: Timor Oryentala
  • Lao: Daya a Timor
  • Lao: ຕິມໍຕາເວັນອອກ
  • Lao: ປະເທດຕິມໍແລັດສະເຕ
  • Lao: ປະເທດຕີມໍຕາເວັນອອກ
  • Latin: Timor Orientalis
  • Latin: Timora Orientalis
  • Latin: Timoria Orientalis
  • Latvian: Austrumtimora
  • Ligurian: Timor Leste
  • Limburgan: Oos-Timor
  • Lingala: Timor ya monyɛlɛ
  • Lingala: Timorɛ ya Moniɛlɛ
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Timor Este
  • Literary Chinese: 東帝汶
  • Lithuanian: Rytų Timoras
  • Livvi: Päivännouzu Timor
  • Lombard: Timor Est
  • Low German: Oosttimor
  • Lower Sorbian: Pódzajtšny Timor
  • Luba-Katanga: Timoru wa diboku
  • Luxembourgish: Timor-Leste
  • Macedonian: Источен Тимор
  • Maithili: पूर्वी तिमोर
  • Malagasy: Timor Atsinanana
  • Malay: Timor Leste
  • Malay: Timor Timur
  • Malayalam: കിഴക്കന്‍ തിമോര്‍
  • Malayalam: കിഴക്കൻ ടിമോർ
  • Maltese: Repubblika Demokratika ta’ Timor Leste
  • Maltese: Timor Leste
  • Maltese: Timor tal-Lvant
  • Manx: Yn Teemor Hiar
  • Marathi: पूर्व तिमोर
  • Mazanderani: شرقي تيمور
  • Mazanderani: شرقی تیمور
  • Min Dong Chinese: Dĕ̤ng Timor
  • Min Nan Chinese: Tang Timor
  • Minangkabau: Timor Leste
  • Mingrelian: ბჟაეიოლი ტიმორი
  • Mirandese: Timor-Leste
  • Mon: ကၟိန်ဍုင်သမ္မတဒဳမံက်ကရေဇြဳ ထဳမဝ်လေဝ်သ်တေ
  • Mongolian: Зүүн Тимор
  • Mongolian: ကၟိန်ဍုင်သမ္မတဒဳမံက်ကရေဇြဳ ထဳမဝ်လေဝ်သ်တေ
  • Moroccan Arabic: تيمور الشرقية
  • Moroccan Arabic: تيمور شرقية
  • Nauru: East Timor
  • Nepali: पूर्व टिमोर
  • Nepali: पूर्वी टिमोर
  • Newari: पूर्व टिमोर
  • Nias: Timor Leste
  • North Ndebele: East Timor
  • Northern Frisian: Uast-Timor
  • Northern Sami: Lulli-Timor
  • Northern Sami: Lulli-Timor demokráhtalaš dásseváldi
  • Northern Sami: Nuorta-Timor
  • Northern Sami: Nuorta-Timora demokráhtalaš dásseváldi
  • Northern Sami: Nuorta-Timor demokráhtalaš dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Øst-Timor
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den demokratiske republikken Øst-Timor
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Timor-Leste
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Øst-Timor
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Aust-Timor
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Øst-Timor
  • Novial: Timor-Leste
  • Occitan (post 1500): Timòr Èst
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Ēasttimor
  • Oriya: ଇଷ୍ଟ ଟିମୋର
  • Oriya: ପୁର୍ବ ତିମୋର୍
  • Oriya: ପୂର୍ବ ଟିମୋର
  • Oromo: Tiimor Bahaa
  • Ossetian: Скæсæн Тимор
  • Pampanga: Aslagang Timor
  • Panjabi: ਪੂਰਬੀ ਤਿਮੋਰ
  • Papiamento: Ost-Timor
  • Persian: تیمر شرق
  • Persian: تیمور شرقی
  • Piemontese: Timor Est
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Eist Tiimor
  • Polish: Timor Wschodni
  • Portuguese: República Democrática de Timor-Leste
  • Portuguese: Timor-Leste
  • Portuguese: Timor Leste
  • Pushto: ختيځ ټيمور
  • Quechua: Anti Timur
  • Romanian: Timorul de Est
  • Romansh: Timor da l'Ost
  • Rundi: Timoru y'iburasirazuba
  • Russia Buriat: Зүүн Тимор
  • Russian: Восточный Тимор
  • Russian: Демократическая Республика Восточный Тимор
  • Russian: Демократическая Республика Тимор-Лешти
  • Russian: Тимор-Леште
  • Russian: Тимор-Лешти
  • Sakizaya: Timor-leste
  • Samoan: Sasaʻe Timor
  • Samogitian: Rītū Timuors
  • Sango: Timôro tî Tö
  • Santali: ᱥᱟᱢᱟᱝ ᱛᱤᱢᱳᱨ
  • Sardinian: Timor Orientale
  • Saterfriesisch: Aast-Timor
  • Scots: East Timor
  • Scottish Gaelic: Tiomor an Ear
  • Serbian: Istočni Timor
  • Serbian: Источни Тимор
  • Serbian: Тимор-Лесте
  • Serbo-Croatian: Istočni Timor
  • Shan: မိူင်းတီႇမေႃးပွတ်းဝၼ်းဢွၵ်ႇ
  • Shona: East Timor
  • Sicilian: Timor Est
  • Silesian: Wschodńi Timůr
  • Sindhi: اوڀر تيمور
  • Sinhala: නැගෙනහිර ටිමෝරය
  • Skolt Sami: Nuõrtt-Timoor demokraattlaž tääʹssväʹldd
  • Skolt Sami: Nuõrtt-Timor
  • Slovak: Východný Timor
  • Slovenian: Vzhodni Timor
  • Somali: Bariga Timor
  • Somali: Timorka bari
  • South Azerbaijani: دوغو تیمور
  • South Azerbaijani: دۇغو تیمۇر
  • Spanish: Republica Democratica de Timor Oriental
  • Spanish: República Democrática de Timor Oriental
  • Spanish: Timor Leste
  • Spanish: Timor Oriental
  • Sundanese: Timor Lésté
  • Sundanese: Timor Wétan
  • Swahili: Timori Mashariki
  • Swahili: Timor ya Mashariki
  • Swedish: Demokratiska republiken Östtimor
  • Swedish: Timor-Leste
  • Swedish: Östtimor
  • Swiss German: Osttimor
  • Tagalog: Silangang Timor
  • Tajik: Тимори Шарқӣ
  • Tajik: Тимури Шарқӣ
  • Tamil: கிழக்கு தைமோர்
  • Tamil: கிழக்குத் திமோர்
  • Taroko: Timor-Leste
  • Tatar: Көнчыгыш Тимор
  • Telugu: తూర్పు టిమోర్
  • Telugu: తూర్పు తైమూర్
  • Tetum: Repúblika Demokrátika Timor Lorosa’e
  • Tetum: Timor-Leste
  • Tetum: Timor Lorosa’e
  • Tetum: Timór Lorosae
  • Thai: ติมอร์ตะวันออก
  • Thai: ประเทศติมอร์-เลสเต
  • Thai: ประเทศติมอร์ตะวันออก
  • Tibetan: ཤར་ཏིམོར།
  • Tigrinya: ምስራቅ ቲሞር
  • Tok Pisin: Timor-Leste
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Timoa Hahake
  • Tosk Albanian: Osttimor
  • Tumbuka: East Timor
  • Tunisian Arabic: تيمور الشرقية
  • Turkish: Doğu Timor
  • Turkmen: Gündogar Timor
  • Udmurt: Шунды ӝужан пал Тимор
  • Uighur: شەرقىي تىمور
  • Ukrainian: Східний Тимор
  • Ukrainian: Тімор-Лешті
  • Upper Sorbian: Wuchodny Timor
  • Urdu: تیمور لیسٹ
  • Urdu: مشرقی تیمور
  • Uzbek: Sharqiy Timor
  • Venetian: Timor Est
  • Veps: Päivnouzmaine Timor
  • Vietnamese: Cộng hoà Dân chủ Đông Timor
  • Vietnamese: Timor-Leste
  • Vietnamese: Ðông Ti-mo
  • Vietnamese: Đông Timor
  • Vlaams: Ôost-Timor
  • Volapük: Lofüda-Timoreän
  • Võro: Hummogu-Timor
  • Waray (Philippines): Sinirangan nga Timor
  • Welsh: Dwyrain Timor
  • Welsh: Timor-Leste
  • Western Frisian: East-Timor
  • Western Frisian: East Timor
  • Western Panjabi: چڑھدا تیمور
  • Wolof: Timoor gu Penku
  • Wu Chinese: 东帝汶
  • Yakut: Илин Тимор
  • Yiddish: מזרח טימאר
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède ÌlàOòrùn Tímọ̀
  • Yoruba: Ìlàòrùn Timor
  • Yue Chinese: 東帝汶
  • Zeeuws: Oôst-Timor
  • Zhuang: Doeng Divwnq
  • Zhuang: Doeng Timor
  • Zulu: i-East Timor
  • Category:East Timor
  • Colónia de Timor
  • Loro Sae
  • Portuguese Timor
  • Propinsi Timor Timur
  • Province of Timor
  • Província de Timor
  • Repúblika Demokrátika Timor Lorosa'e
  • Timor Tlāpcopa
  • Шығыс Тимор

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