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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.

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