Interesting Facts about East Timor
East Timor Interesting Facts
East Timor, officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Timor Leste:
- The coat of arms of East Timor was adopted in 2007, and on November 28, 1975, the flag of East Timor was officially adopted for the first time.
- Timor-Leste's capital is Dili.
- The first new nation of the twenty-first century was Timor-Leste.
- The waters around Timor-Leste are some of the world’s most biodiverse.
- An island republic in Southeast Asia bordering Indonesia is called East Timor (Timor-Leste).
- In 1975, East Timor first proclaimed its independence from Portugal.
- East Timor is situated inside the Coral Triangle, a marine region in the western Pacific that is home to more than 600 different types of corals, virtually all of which are reef-forming.
- East Timur is also home to six of the seven species of sea turtles and more than 2,000 species of reef fish.
- In the waters surrounding East Timor, at least 22 species of cetaceans - aquatic animals like whales, dolphins, and porpoises - have been identified.
- Tetun, Portuguese, Indonesian, and English are the main 4 languages of East Timor.
- Sacred Dugong fish are also found in the waters of East Timor.
- One of only two Southeast Asian nations with a significant Christian population is East Timor.
- The 27 m (89 ft) high statue of Jesus Christ, which was gifted by the Indonesian government in 1996, is a well-liked tourist destination in East Timor.
- Fans of the sun will like this city's beaches. Back Beach and Areia Branca beaches are well-liked tourist and local getaway locations.
- East Timor is home to the Tour de Timor. It is home to the world's most challenging mountain bike race.
- East Timor has its own variety of coffee, a Timorese hybrid that will satisfy even casual lovers.
- Nino Conis Santana Park is the only national park in the country. Wildlife lovers should look out for deer, possums, monkeys, turtles and plenty of birds.
- East Timor's first presidential election was held on April 14, 2002, and independence hero and former guerrilla commander Xanana Gusmao won by defeating all challengers.
- The official currency of East Timor is the US dollar.
- The majority of East Timorese are Roman Catholic - at least 90%.
- East Timor, also known as Timor-Leste, shares land borders with only Indonesia.