|Time zone:||GMT +9 (Timor-Leste standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||Tetum, Portuguese|
|Other languages:||Indonesian, English, Galole, Mambae, Kemak|
US dollar (USD)|
€1 = $1.11, £1 = $1.32
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.tl||International 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
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 World||Partly Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Flawed democracy||46/167|
|Press Freedom||Noticeable problems||101/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Some rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||133/174|
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)