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Dili

(dē`lē), city (2002 est. pop. 49,900), capital of East TimorEast Timor
or Timor-Leste
, Tetum Timor Lorosae, republic, officially Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (2002 est. pop. 800,000), 5,950 sq mi (15,410 sq km), in the Lesser Sundas, Malay Archipelago, off the SE Asia mainland.
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. on the N coast of Timor, on Ombai Strait. Dili is the largest city and chief port and commercial center of East Timor. Soap, perfume, and pottery are produced, and coffee is processed. In World War II, Dili was occupied by the Japanese from Feb., 1942, until end of the war. Much of the city was destroyed in the violence following the 1999 vote for East Timorese independence. The Univ. of East Timor is there.

Dili

 

a city and port on the northern coast of the island of Timor. Population, 18,800 (1965). Dili is a center for the production of soap, perfume, and pottery, as well as for the processing of coffee. Cotton, coffee, copra, rubber, wool, and leather are exported.

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Since the violence hardened over the past several days, civilians armed with machetes, swords and sometimes M-16 machine guns, often rule in the Dili streets.
AAP reported that columns of Australian troops in trucks and armored personnel carriers moved into strife-torn parts of Dili on Monday morning to quell the ongoing ethnic gang violence.
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The epicentre of the quake was about 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Dili at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles), but there was no tsunami warning.
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Kakoak plans to fly twice a week from Dili to Kupang, the main city in western Timor, reports Reuters.
A team of Japanese election observers arrived in Dili on Thursday to help oversee elections in East Timor on Aug.
Starting Friday, Merpati Nusantara Airlines will run return flights from Indonesia's resort island Bali to East Timor's capital Dili on Monday and Friday.
The projects consist of repairs and improvements to the Dili water-supply system, the road linking Dili, Ainaro and Cassa, an irrigation system in Manatutu, facilities in Dili's port and power stations and distribution networks in Dili and 13 rural areas, it said.