Where is East Timor?

Located in Southeastern Asia, East Timor has a 253.00 km border with Indonesia.There are three stretches of land borders with Timor-Leste that have yet to be delimited.

East Timor is an Oceanian country covering 14,874.00 km2. This makes it the 41st smallest country in the world and slightly larger than Connecticut. Its geographic coordinates are 8 50 S, 125 55 E and Dili is the capital city.

The name comes from the Indonesian and Malay word "timur", which means "east". "Leste" is the Portuguese word for "east", so the country's name literally means "Eastern-East".

Its ISO code is TL.


East Timor has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Timor Sea, Savu Sea, and Banda Sea. Its highest elevation is Foho Tatamailau which is 2,963m above tall.

It has a tropical climate that is hot and humid in the south and semiarid in the north. The terrain is mostly mountainous.


East Timor has a population of 1,261,072 making it the 156th largest in the world. The majority of the population is concentrated in the western third of the country.

Tetun Prasa, Mambai, Makasai and Tetun Terik are all commonly spoken. The majority ethnic group reported is Austronesian. The majority of the country is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 670.


East Timor is an independent country. It gained independence from Indonesia in 2002. Its constitution was last ratified in 2002.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, East Timor's GDP is $4,975,000,000.00 (USD) with $4,200.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 173rd largest economy and its citizens the 169th richest in the world. The currency of East Timor is the Dollar (USD). Its main exports are oil, coffee, sandalwood, and marble. Its major imports include food, gasoline, kerosene, and machinery.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017