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East Timor

East Timor
  • Capital

    Capital

    Dili

  • Local time

    Local time

    10:53

  • Population

    Population

    1.15 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +670

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ USD (dollar)

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East Timor

East Timor
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Dili

  • Local time

    Local time

    10:53

  • Population

    Population

    1.15 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +670

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ USD (dollar)

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.17 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 500mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    15 007 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    9%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    46%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    25%

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Austronesian
    Papuan
    Chinese

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 90 %
    Islam - 4 %
    Islam - 4 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    58.3%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Tetum
    Portuguese
    Indonesian

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    1 330

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    1.2 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    7.2%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    0%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    498 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    printing, soap manufacturing, handicrafts, woven cloth

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    coffee, rice, corn, cassava (manioc), sweet potatoes, soybeans, cabbage, mangoes, bananas

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    gold, petroleum, natural gas, manganese, marble

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    gold, petroleum, natural gas, manganese, marble

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    19%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    469kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    178 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    7

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What not to do when visiting East Timor

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Marker East Timor
Business & Communication

Don’t forget to ask about other person’s general matters (health, family) in social encounters. Older women and men with many children are threatened with the greatest respect.

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2/12
Marker South-Eastern Asia
Street & Behavioral

Don't lose the temper and cause "loss of face". The concept of "saving face" is extremely important in East Asian social relationships.

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Marker East Timor
Street & Behavioral

Don’t wear tight or revealing clothes in public - dress modestly.

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Did you know

Did you know?

There are several thousand dogs alive today that were alive when East Timor gained its independence.

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Marker South-Eastern Asia
Business & Communication

Don't provide your passport as collateral when hiring vehicles - better use cash as deposit.

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5/12
Marker East Timor
Business & Communication

Don’t necessarily wander alone at night if you’re a woman, especially in Dili.

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6/12
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Street & Behavioral

Don't be too affectionate in public - kissing, cuddling and similar behaviour are frowned upon if in public, especially amongst older locals.

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Business & Communication

Don't pull the motorbike in the middle of the road when trying to turn right as you might be hit from behind or from the front by others. Most of the traffic accidents are caused by this as it's common vehicles are overtaking within each of the sides in parallel and stopping in the middle can cause you big troubles.

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Business & Communication

Don't point at people or things with your feet - it's considered very rude as the feet are considered as the most inferior parts of the human body.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't show disrespect to Buddha or its images - large or small, ruined or not, it's regarded as a sacred object.

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10/12
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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season usually runs from November to April.

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Business & Communication

Don't try to outrun the rainstorm on your moped.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't touch a monk. Treat monks with the highest respect. Buddhist monks are forbidden to touch or be touched by a woman, or to accept anything from the hand of woman.

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