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see East TimorEast Timor
or Timor-Leste
, Tetum Timor Lorosae, republic, officially Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (2015 est. pop. 1,241,000), 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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Following extensive negotiations with the governments of Timor-Leste and Australia, and in consultation with the respective government regulators, Autoridade Nacional do Petroleo e Minerais ('ANPM') and National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator ('NOPTA'), Carnarvon successfully signed a PSC confirming ongoing title to the Buffalo oil field and the surrounding exploration acreage.
"New Zealand has a warm relationship with Timor-Leste and has played an important role in the new nation since the 1999 referendum for independence" Phil Twyford said.
Timor-Leste's application for membership has been pending since 2011.
Another important discussion within this theme is the internalisation of supposedly external actors in Timor-Leste. Judith Bovensiepen's chapter explores the reasons behind two significant pro-Indonesian integrationists' political decisions in the 1970s through her research on the local history of Laclubar village.
Phil Younghusband will be tasked to lead the attack for the Azkals even as Michael Falkesgaard is likely to make his second straight cap after starting in place of Neil Etheridge in the match with Timor-Leste.
A Jose Almeida header sent Timor-Leste ahead on the half-hour mark, and it required a moment of individual brilliance from Chan Vathanaka to get the Angkor Warriors level.
Therefore, we call on all political parties, the Provedoria dos Direitos Humanos e Justicia (PDHJ, the National Human Rights Commission of Timor-Leste), the National Election Commission, and civil society in the country to collaborate to ensure respectful election campaign in the coming weeks and free and fair elections on 12 May 2018.
'Through fostering the development of mobile banking and women-friendly agribusiness products, Timor-Leste can ramp-up the diversification of its economy,' said Azam Khan, IFC Country Manager for Indonesia, Malaysia and Timor-Leste.
The 2017 elections also represented a reversal of the political fortunes of the Frente Revolucionaria de Timor-Leste Independente (Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor, or Fretilin) since losing government to a coalition led by the Congresso Nacional de Reconstrucao de Timor (National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction, CNRT) in 2007 and marked the continuing evolution of Timor-Leste's democratic political process.
Satellite operator SES S.A (Luxembourg:SESG) (Paris:SESG) announced on Tuesday that residents of Timor-Leste's capital, Dili, will enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity in various public spaces across the capital, including the President Nicolau Lobato International Airport, Timor Plaza mall and Largo de Lecidere square.
The government of Australia has provided additional funding to develop Timor-Leste's First Commercial Bank.
In 2016, Timor-Leste published its first National Risk Assessment of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (NRA) and adopted a National Action Plan (NAP) to address the areas of concern identified in the NRA.