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Countries of the World: Timor-Leste
Resources about Timor-Leste including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Timor-Leste GDP (non-oil, 2009 est.): $590 million. GDP per capita (nominal, 2009 est.): $542. GDP composition by sector (2006): Services 55%, agriculture 32%, industry 13%. Industry: Types--coffee, oil and natural gas. Trade: Exports--coffee, oil and natural gas. Major markets-- Australia, Europe, Japan, United States. Imports--basic manufactures, commodities. Major sources--Australia, Europe, Indonesia, Japan, United States.

Geography of Timor-Leste Area: 15,007 sq. km. Cities: Capital--Dili; Baucau. Terrain: Mountainous. Climate: Tropical; hot, semi-arid; rainy and dry seasons.

Government of Timor-Leste Type: Parliamentary republic. Independence (from Portugal): November 28, 1975. Restoration of independence: May 20, 2002. (See History section.) Constitution: March 2002. Branches: Executive--president (head of state), prime minister (head of government), cabinet. Legislative--unicameral parliament. Judicial--Supreme Court and supporting hierarchy. The Supreme Court has not yet been formed; the Court of Appeal functions, on an interim basis, as the Supreme Court. Major political parties: Revolutionary Front of Independent East Timor (FRETILIN), National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT), Democratic Party (PD), Social Democratic Party (PSD), Timorese Social Democratic Association (ASDT), National Unity Party (PUN), People's Party of Timor (PPT), Klibur Oan Timor Asuwain (KOTA), and National Union of Timorese Resistance (UNDERTIM).

Map of Timor-Leste This Map of Timor-Leste shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Dili the capital of Timor-Leste. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Timor-Leste The Official Name of Timor-Leste is the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Timor-Leste Nationality: Noun--Timorese; adjective--Timorese. Population (2009 est.): 1,087,000. Religion: Catholic 96.5%. Languages: Portuguese, Tetum (official languages); English, Bahasa Indonesia (working languages). Education: Literacy--50.1%. Health: Life expectancy (2007; male/female)--59.8/61.5 years. Child mortality rate (2010; under 5, both sexes)--64 per 1,000 population.

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