Asia

East Timor profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Asia
Image caption The 27-m high statue of Jesus near Dili was built under Indonesian rule
  • Full name: Democratic Republic of East Timor
  • Population: 1.2 Million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Dili
  • Area: 14,609 sq km (5,641 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Tetum and Portuguese (official), Indonesian and English (working languages)
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 62 years (men), 64 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 US dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Coffee, marble, potential for oil exports
  • GNI per capita: $2,940 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .tl
  • International dialling code: +670