flag East-Timor East-Timor: Introduction

Capital: Dili


Total Population: 1,320,942
Natural Increase: 1.6%
Density: 87 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 31.7%
Ethnic Origins: Austronesians (Malayo-Polynesian) dominate the population, with the Tetun, Mambae, Tukudede, Galoli, Kemak and Baikeno. There are a few small communities of Papuan and Chinese.
Official Language: Tetum, Portuguese
Other Languages Spoken: Indonesian, English, Galole, Mambae, Kemak
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholics 98%, Muslims 1%, Protestants 1%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Dili

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: American Dollar (USD)

Country Overview

Area: 14,870 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
The economy is mainly stimulated by public spending and subsistence agriculture.
HDI*: 0.595/1
HDI (World Rank): 133/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from East-Timor, dial 00
To call East-Timor, dial +670
Internet Suffix: .tp
Telephone Lines: 0.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 0.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 41.56% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 554520591625873
Exports of Goods (million USD) 2345154264616
Imports of Services (million USD) 316344320209391
Exports of Services (million USD) 7782763328

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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