Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is located in the southeast of the Asian Continent, with a population of 1,143,667,
making it the 15
9th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Dili with a total population of 193,563. The
country encompasses 14,874 square kilometers making it the 1
60th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with
Banda Sea, Timor Sea, Indonesia and the Savu Sea.

President Taur Matan R
uak (also known as Jose Maria de Vasconcelos) is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves
that status through popular vote and holds that position for five years and is eligible for a second term. Prime Minister Kay
Rala Xanana Gusmao
(formerly known as Jose Alexandre Gusmao) is recognized as the Head of Government and, along
with Vice Prime Minister Fernando "Lasama" de A
raujo achieves that status  following elections, when the President
appoints the leader of the majority party or majority coalition as Prime Minister who in turn appoints the Deputy Prime
Minister. They hold those positions for five years. Its form of government is a republic, and they celebrate the creation of
their constitution on 22nd of March 2002.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Tetum, Portuguese, Indonesian, English, Galole, Mambae, and Kemak. It
counts among its major religions Roman Catholic, Muslim and Protestant. As sources of mass communication it has 1 radio
station and 1 Television station.

Major geographical features are Foho Tatamailau, its highest point at 2,963 meters and the Timor, Banda and Savu Seas, its
lowest points at 0 meters. Its principal waterways are Timor, Banda and Savu Seas, which measure 706 kilometers of
coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are printing, soap manufacturing,
handicrafts and woven cloth. Its official currency is the United States Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about East Timor. Much of Dili, the capital and largest city, was destroyed in the
violence following the 1999 vote for East Timorese independence.
Dili- Timor Leste's
capital and largest city
Timor Sea- Timor-
Leste's lowest point
and waterway
Rock Painting in Ile Kere
Kere Cave in Tatuala
Australian Military
ambulance offloads at
Suai on the Timor Sea
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Burnt out hotel in Saui
Banda Sea- East
Timor-Leste's lowest
point and waterway
Foho Tatamailau-
Timor Leste's highest
point
Tatuala- where the
Banda meets the
Timor Sea
Savu Sea- Timor
Leste's lowest point
and waterway
Southeast region of
Timor-Leste
Bananas, maize,
beans and betel nuts-
staples of the
Timorese diet
Timor-Leste's
Oeccussi exclave on
the Savu Sea
surrounded by
Indonesia
Tradtional Timorese
Dress
Jesus Beach
Atauro Island on the
Banda Sea
Traditional Timorese
Mambae house
Ponta Acrema on
Atauro Island-
Timor-Leste's
northernmost point on
the Strait of Wetar
Jaco Island-
Timor-Leste's
easternmost point on
the Timor Sea
Traditional house at
Lautem- Timor-Leste's
northernmost mainland
point on the Strait of
Wetar
Passabe in the
Oeccussi exclave-
Timor-Leste's
southernmost point on
the Indonesia border
Tilomar- Timor-Leste's
southernmost
mainland point on the
Timor Sea and
Indonesia border
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Baucau
Batugade-
Timor-Leste's
westernmost point on
the Indonesia border
Traditional house in
Suai