map of East Timor EAST TIMOR [Timor leste ; Timor timur] :

general data of the country

General useful information
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
Nation and population
official name (short form): Timor Loro Sa'e ; Timor Leste
country code ISO: TP //; - FIPS: ID27
location: Southeast Asia, the eastern half of the island Timor (which belongs to Indonesia)
time zone: +8 UT
surface (land) area: 14609 = 5641 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 10° S / South: 8° S / East: 127° E / West: 125° E
borders (land): Indonesian island of Timor
borders (coastline): Banda Sea and Timor Sea (Indian Ocean)
climate: tropical
independent since: 2002-05-20
type of government: republic
capital: Dili
administrative division: district (?)
population according to the latest census (1990): 747,750
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 750,000 // - ; 2002: 949,000
population density: 51 per = 133 per sq.mi
population growth: 1,7% //; - doubling time: ca 40 years
birth rate: 32 - 36 per 1000
death rate: 15 - 17 per 1000
fertility rate: ? children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): per 1000
life expectancy: 45 years (male: 44; female: 46)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: % //; - 15-59 years: % //; - 60+ years: %
urbanisation: % //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Indonesian
languages: Portuguese, Tetum, Bahasa Indonesia, English
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 86%; Muslim and other 14%
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: % (male: %; female: %)
Economy and infrastructure
Economy and trade
currency: US dollar = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: 140%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 2500 per capita
GNI USD 304 per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: -38%
income: USD per capita
import: USD per capita //; - export: USD per capita
trade: USD per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: IN
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: %
unemployment: %
tourism: million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: % //; - grass land: % //; - wooded area: % //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: % //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: rice, maize, cassava, (sweet) potatoes, soybeans, cabbages, mangoes, bananas
livestock (1000's): buffaloes: 69 / cattle: 137 / ducks: 28 / goats: 187 / horses: 32 / pigs: 378 / poultry: 1021 / sheep: 32
fish catch: 513 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: % //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: food processing, construction materials, petroleum products
mining products: of no importance
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: % //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita):
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: km //; - of which paved: % //; - of which are motorways: km
vehicles: per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: km
ownership telephone: per 1000
ownership radio receivers: per 1000
ownership tv-sets: per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
Some physical landmarks
mountains: Mailau 2960 m, Mata Bia 2315
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): some small lakes, indicated without specific names in atlantes or on maps at the disposal of the compiler
lakes (artificial reservoirs): unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: Laklo, Lois
canals: none
waterfalls: unknown
caves: longest system: unknown / deepest:
islands: Atauro, Jako
deserts: none
other natural features: enclave to the w in Indonesian part around Oekusi
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
due to the recent independence most detailed or separate figures are not yet available
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:

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