Timor leste

timor leste

What does East Timor mean?

East Timor ( /-ˈtiːmɔːr/ (listen)) or Timor-Leste ( /tiˈmɔːr ˈlɛʃteɪ/; Tetum: Timór Lorosae ), officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste ( Portuguese: República Democrática de Timor-Leste, Tetum: Repúblika Demokrátika Timór-Leste ), is a country in Maritime Southeast Asia.

What is the official name of Timor-Leste?

The official names under the Constitution are Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste in English, República Democrática de Timor-Leste in Portuguese, and Repúblika Demokrátika Timór-Leste in Tetum.

Where is Timor Leste located?

Located in Southeast Asia, the island of Timor is part of Maritime Southeast Asia, and is the largest and easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. To the north of the island are the Ombai Strait, Wetar Strait, and the greater Banda Sea.

What is the Strategic Development Plan of Timor-Leste?

In July 2011, Timor-Leste issued the Strategic Development Plan (SDP) which guides nation-building efforts for sustainable growth and development. JICA has continued to support Timor-Leste in its socio economic development since before the independence responding to the needs which vary with time.

Where is East Timor located?

East Timor, island country in the eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, at the southern extreme of the Malay Archipelago. It occupies the eastern half of the island of Timor, the small nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and the enclave of Ambeno. Dili is the capital and largest city.

What is the meaning of Timor Leste?

Timor derives from timur, the word for east in Indonesian language, which became recorded as Timor in Portuguese, thus resulting in the tautological toponym meaning East East: In Portuguese Timor-Leste (Leste being the word for east); in Tetum Timór Lorosae (Lorosae being the word for east (literally rising sun)).

What is the meaning of Timor-Leste?

Timor is derived from timur, the word for east in Malay, which became recorded as Timor in Portuguese, thus resulting in the tautological toponym meaning East East: In Portuguese Timor-Leste ( Leste being the word for east); in Tetum Timór Lorosae ( Lorosae being the word for east (literally rising sun)).

When did East Timor gain independence?

East Timor 1 Portuguese Timor 16th century 2 Independence declared 28 November 1975 3 Annexation by Indonesia 17 July 1976 4 Administered by UNTAET 25 October 1999 5 Independence restored

Where is Timor-Leste (East Timor)?

Location map of East Timor A virtual guide to Timor-Leste, also known as East Timor. The relative new nation is situated in the eastern half of the island of Timor, at the eastern end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, north of the Timor Sea and Australia. The country is bordered by Indonesia in west and the Savu Sea in north.

What is the meaning of Timor Leste?

Timor derives from timur, the word for east in Indonesian language, which became recorded as Timor in Portuguese, thus resulting in the tautological toponym meaning East East: In Portuguese Timor-Leste (Leste being the word for east); in Tetum Timór Lorosae (Lorosae being the word for east (literally rising sun)).

Where is West Timor located?

The island is divided between the sovereign states of East Timor on the eastern part and Indonesia on the western part. The Indonesian part, also known as West Timor, constitutes part of the province of East Nusa Tenggara. Within West Timor lies an exclave of East Timor called Oecusse District.

What is the geography of East Timor?

Geography. Main article: Geography of East Timor. Located in Southeast Asia, the island of Timor is part of Maritime Southeast Asia, and is the largest and easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. To the north of the island are the Ombai Strait, Wetar Strait, and the greater Banda Sea.

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