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East Timor FlagEast Timor

Unity, Action, Progress



Population: 1,177,834 (2011)
Land Area: 15,007 sq km
Natural Resources: Gold, petroleum, natural gas, manganese, marble
Capital: Dili
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Jose Ramos-Horta (2007)
Head of Government: Xanana Gusmao (2007)
Languages: Tetum, Portuguese, Indonesian, English
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 98%, Muslim 1%, Protestant 1%
Major Ethnicities: Austronesian, Papuan, Chinese
Life Expectancy: 67.95 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 616 million (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 3.004 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 2,600 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 8% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 32.2%, Industry 12.8%, Services 55% (2005)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 90%, Industry NA, Services NA (2006)
Industries: Printing, soap manufacturing, handicrafts, woven cloth
Agriculture Products: Coffee, rice, corn, cassava, sweet potatoes, soybeans, cabbage, mangoes, bananas, vanilla
Human Development Index: 0.495 (147th)
Tourism Revenue: NA
Unemployment Rate: 20% (2006)

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Army Size: 1 250 (2004)
Budget: NA

Current Situation


East Timor is located in Southeast Asia, it is bordered by Indonesia. East Timor declared independence in 1975, but was invaded by Indonesia, in 2002 it obtained its full independence and became the first new sovereign state of the twenty-first century. East Timor is a lower-middle income economy, and has the lowest score on the Human Development Index in Asia.

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CIA World Factbook: East Timor
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Updated on: December 15, 2011