i need some information about East Timor.
like where is it located?
and that kind of stuff!!!XDXDXD
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Same Facts about East Timor:
Full name: Democratic Republic of East Timor
Population: 857,000 (UN, 2005)
Area: 14,609 sq km (5,641 sq miles)
Major languages: Tetum and Portuguese (official), Indonesian and English (working languages)
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 56 years (women), 54 years (men) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 US dollar = 100 cents
Main exports: Coffee, marble, potential for oil exports
GNI per capita: $750 (World Bank, 2006)
International dialling code: +670
Leaders : President: Xanana Gusmao
Prime minister: Jose Ramos-Horta
Foreign minister: Jose Luis Guterres
Defence minister: Jose Ramos-Horta
Energy minister: Jose Teixeira
- Koko NutLv 51 decade ago
East Timor is half of the island of Timor, which is about 400 miles north of Australia.
East Timor was a Portuguese colony that moved for independence in the 1970s. However, West Tmor is part of Indonesia, which thought it would be an embarrassment to have a small independent nation in their midst, so the invaded the nascent nation in 1975.
What followed then were decades of incredibly cruel and repressive government, including massacres of civilians. The independence movement was lead by Nobel Peace Prize winners Jose Ramos Horta and Bishop Belo, and freedom fighters Xanana Gusmao and Constancio Pinto.
A referendum - amidst much bloodshed - finally awarded East Timor independence in 1999. (Following the 1998 resignation of the Indonesian leader Suharto.)Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_timor http://etan.org/ http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates...
- 1 decade ago
East Timor, officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste or Timor-Leste (Malay: Timor, East, Portuguese: Leste, East), is a country in Southeast Asia comprising the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecussi-Ambeno, an exclave on the northwestern side of the island, within Indonesian West Timor. The small country of 5,376 square miles (14,609 square kilometres) is located about 400 miles (640 km) northwest of Darwin, AustraliaSource(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_timor
- GladysLv 44 years ago
It's actually called Timor Leste.