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.

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lies 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 variously , Ocussi, Oekussi, Oekusi, Okusi, Oé-Cusse, and formerly Ambeno and Oecussi-Ambeno, is both a municipality and a Special Administrative Region, and was formerly a district, of East Timor. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

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

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.

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