"Timor-Leste is a least-developed country, with a population of approximately 1.2 million. Approximately 72% of households in Timor-Leste are rural and agricultural. The GDP per capita in Timor-Leste stood at US$ 988 in 2015, equivalent to 8% of the global average." – WTO

Area: 15.007 Km2

Population: 1,167,242 (2015 Census)

Capital: Díli

Official Languages: Portuguese and Tétum (national language) Apart from these there are another 15 local dialects

Working Languages: English and Bahasa Indonesian

Declaration of Independence: November 28, 1975

Restoration of Independence: May 20, 2002

Date of promulgation of the Constitution: March 22, 2002, effective since May 20 2002

Government System: Semi Presidential

Administrative Division: 13 districts, 67 Sub-Districts

Ethnic Composition: Majority of the population is of Malay-Polynesian and papua origin; minorities of Chinese, Arabs and Europeans

Religion: About 90% Catholics; Minorities of Protestants and Muslims

Climate: Tropical hot and humid; Tropical rains; Moderate in the mountains

Location: Situated 550 km north of Australia, it is the smallest and more eastern island of the Malay archipelago. Timor-Leste includes the enclave of Oecussi-Ambeno, situated on the Western (Indonesian) part of the island, and the islands of Ataúro and Jaco. It is the only Portuguese speaking country independent nation in Asia.

Physical Aspects: North and South costs are divided by mountain ranges. Altitudes inferior to 3000 m; Most elevated point is the Ramelau with 2972 m. Vegetation characterized by the abundance of Teak trees, sandal trees, coconuts and eucalyptus

Currency: American Dollar (USD)

Time Zone: UTC + 9h (UTC)

Internet Code (TLD): .tl

International Telephone Code: +670

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