East Timor (Timor Leste)

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East Timor on World Map

Continent Asia

Region – South East Asia

Size – 15,007 km²

Geography – mountainous

Language – Tetum, Portuguese, Indonesian, English

Religion – 98% Roman Catholic, 1% Muslim, 1% Protestant

Monetary Unit – U S Dollar

Natural Resources – gold, petroleum, natural gas, manganese, marble

Agriculture – coffee, rice, corn, cassava, sweet potatoes, soybeans, cabbage, mangoes, bananas, vanilla

Industry – printing, soap manufacturing, handicrafts, woven cloth

Map of East Timor

Neighbouring CountriesIndonesia

Population – 1,201,542 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 2.44%

Average Life Expectancy – 67.4

Capital City – Dili (180,000)

Highest Mountain – Foho Tatamailau (2,963 m)

Longest River – no major rivers

Climate – tropical, hot, humid 21°C to 31°C

Yearly Rainfall – 285 cm (approx) mostly November to April


Plant Life – forests, savanna grasses, ironwood, eucalyptus, black eucalyptus, redwood, sandalwood, cendana, and lontarwood

Animal Life – deer, monkeys, horses, cows

Bird Life – cockatoos


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). East Timor. Available: https://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/easttimor.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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