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see 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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Official name: Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (for­merly East Timor)

Capital city: Dili

Internet country code: .tl

Flag description: Red, with a black isosceles triangle (based on the hoist side) superimposed on a slightly longer yellow arrowhead that extends to the center of the flag; there is a white star in the center of the black triangle

National anthem: “Pátria” (Fatherland), lyrics by Francisco Borja da Costa, music by Afonso de Araújo

Geographical description: Southeastern Asia, northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago; note - Timor-Leste includes the eastern half of the island of Timor, the Oecussi (Ambeno) region on the northwest portion of the island of Timor, and the islands of Pulau Atauro and Pulau Jaco

Total area: 5,794 sq. mi. (15,007 sq. km.)

Climate: Tropical; hot, humid; distinct rainy and dry sea­sons

Nationality: noun: Timorese (singular and plural); adjective: Timorese

Population: 1,084,971 (July 2007 CIA est.; note: other esti­mates range as low as 800,000)

Ethnic groups: Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian), Papuan, small Chinese minority

Languages spoken: Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Indonesian, English; there are about 16 indigenous lan­guages, including Tetum, Galole, Mambae, and Kemak, which are spoken by significant numbers of people

Religions: Roman Catholic 98%, Muslim 1%, Protestant 1%

Legal Holidays:

All Saints' DayNov 1
All Souls' DayNov 2
ChristmasDec 25
Consultation DayAug 30
Good FridayApr 22, 2011; Apr 6, 2012; Mar 29, 2013; Apr 18, 2014; Apr 3, 2015; Mar 25, 2016; Apr 14, 2017; Mar 30, 2018; Apr 19, 2019; Apr 10, 2020; Apr 2, 2021; Apr 15, 2022; Apr 7, 2023
Immaculate ConceptionDec 8
Independence DayMay 20
Independence Proclamation DayNov 28
Labor DayMay 1
National Heroes' DayDec 7
National Youth DayNov 12
New Year's DayJan 1
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Switching from the tropical climate of Timor-Leste to the cold, gloomy Midwest winter took some adjustment.
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Timor-Leste is a post-conflict country and the population has faced widespread and long-term trauma and violence primarily during the Indonesian occupation but also in the intervening post-conflict period.
Journal of International Affairs: In Timor-Leste, around 60 percent of children under the age of five are chronically malnourished, and almost 39 percent suffer from anemia.
This volume presents the findings of an 18-month research project, which took place between June 2009 and March 2010, on the attitudes of college students in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Timor-Leste regarding national identity and issues of nation building.
Timor-Leste became an independent nation in 2002, following over four hundred years of Portuguese colonization, twenty-four years of Indonesian occupation, and three years of United Nations transitional administration.
Raxlanana said that the Democratic of Republic of Timor-Leste got its independence in 1975 after several years' of semi-autonomous governance, following the dissolution of the Portuguese empire.
The Republica Democratica de Timor-Leste (RDTL), the state internationally recognised since 2002, is one of the main frames of reference for the inhabitants of the territory.
on all relevant aspects related to the application by Timor-Leste, as well as its possible implications on ASEAN.
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