Timor-Leste, also known as East Timor, is a small country in South East Asia, located about 640 km northwest of Darwin, Australia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the enclave of Oecussi-Ambeno in the northwestern part of the island, and Atauro and Jaco islands.
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
1.1 Million (UN, 2009)
Tétum and Portuguese are the official languages, Indonesian and English are also widely spoken.
Roman Catholic 98%, Muslim 1%, Protestant 1% (2005)
GMT + 9 (no daylight savings)
Telecomminication : good mobile phone coverage in main centers.
Coffee, rice, corn, cassava, sweet potatoes, soybeans, cabbage, mangoes, bananas and vanilla
Coffee, sandalwood, marble, potential for oil and vanilla exports
60 years (men), 62 years (women)
Best Diving May-November
Best Trekking May-November
Best Fishing November-March
Best Dolphin/Whale Watching October-December
Best Birding All Year.
For more information:
Air Timor www.air-timor.com
Sriwijaya Air www.sriwijayaair.co.id.
Tour / Activity Operators
Local tour operators include:
Compass Charters www.compassadventuretours.com
Eco Discovery www.ecodiscovery-easttimor.com
Island Explorer Holidays www.islandexplorer.com.sg
Timor Adventures www.timoradventures.com.au
Timor Mega Tours www.timormegatours.com
The COVE www.dtceasttimor.com.