Travel Information for Timor-Leste
Time zone:GMT +9 (Timor-Leste standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Portuguese, Tetum
Other languages:English, Galole, Indonesian, Kemak, Mambae
Currency: US dollar (USD)

1 = $1.11, £1 = $1.32

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.tlInternational Dialling Code:    670

For help planning your trip to Timor-Leste including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Timor-Leste trip planning page.

Further information on Timor-Leste

Discover more about Timor-Leste - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of timor-leste

Total area: 15,007 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 706 km (Timor Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Indonesia (228km)

Climate: Tropical climate with hot, humid conditions. There is a wet season between November and May and a dry season between May and October.

Highest mountain: Foho Tatamailau (2,963m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Timor-Leste from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldPartly Free -
Democracy IndexFlawed democracy 46/167
Economic FreedomRepressed 167/179
Press FreedomNoticeable problems 101/179
ILGA LGBT rightsSome rights -
Corruption PerceptionsHigh corruption 133/174
Overall Ranking:    91/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste     Status: Independent Country

Population: 1,201,542 (rank: 155/196)     Density: 80 people/sq km (rank: 99/196)

Ethnic groups: Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian), Papuan, small Chinese minority

Religions: Roman Catholic 98%, Muslim 1%, Protestant 1% (2005)

GDP (PPP): $25.41 billion       GDP per capita: $21,400 (rank: 50/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.