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Fast Facts

  • Portuguese, Tetum, English and Indonesian are the official and working languages of Timor-Leste.
  • Dili, the capital and largest city, is 13 hours ahead of EST.
  • The current population is 1.1 million.
  • The official currency: U.S. dollars.
  • Upon its independence, Timor-Leste became one of two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia. The other is the Philippines.


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