East Timor

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Republic o Timor-Leste
Repúblika Demokrátika Timór-Leste[1] (Tetum)
República Democrática de Timor-Leste (Portuguese)
Banner o East Timor
Coat o airms o East Timor
Banner Coat o airms
Naitional motto: "Unidade, Acção, Progresso"  (Portuguese)
("Unity, Action, Progress")
Location o  East Timor  (Green)
Location o  East Timor  (Green)
Offeecial leid Tetum, Portuguese
Caipital Dili
Lairgest ceety caipital

Heid o State -
Prime Meenister -

Parliamentary republic

Preses o East Timor Taur Matan Ruak

Xanana Gusmão

Area 14,874 km2 (5,743 sq mi)
Population 1,066,582
Foondin 20 Mey 2002
Siller Unitit States dollar (USD)
Time zone UTC+9
Naitional anthem Pátria
Naitional flouer
Patron saunt
Internet TLD .tl
Cawin code +670

East Timor, offeecially named Timor-Leste, (Tetum: Timór-Leste; offeecially the Democratic Republic o Timor-Leste) is a state in Sootheast Asie. It comprises the eastren hauf o the island o Timor, the nearby islands o Atauro an Jaco, an Oecusse, an exclave on the northwastren side o the island, athin Indonesian Wast Timor. The sma kintra o 15,410 km²[2] (5,400 sq mi) is locatit aboot 640 km (400 mi) northwast o Darwin, Australie.

East Timor wis colonized bi Portugal in the 16t century, an wis kent as Portuguese Timor till Portugal's decolonization o the kintra. In late 1975, East Timor declared its independence, but later that year wis invadit an occupied bi Indonesie an wis declared Indonesie's 27t province the follaein year. In 1999, follaein the Unitit Naitions-sponsored act o self-determination, Indonesie relinquisht control o the territory an East Timor became the first new sovereign state o the 21st century on Mey 20, 2002. East Timor is ane o anerlie twa predominantly Roman Catholic kintras in Asie, the ither being the Philippines.

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