National Symbols of East Timor (Timor-Leste)

East Timor (Timor-Leste) is a country in Asia. It shares borders with the following countries: Indonesia, . The capital of East Timor (Timor-Leste) is Dili.

The official language is Tetum and the United States Dollar is the currency of the East Timor (Timor-Leste). The domain is .tl and the country code is +670.

National day is celebrated on 20 May 2002. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and East Timor (Timor-Leste) is no exception.

In East Timor (Timor-Leste), Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Timorese people. Cachaca is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of East Timor (Timor-Leste). As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Timorese symbol.

The country was founded by José Alexandre "Kay Rala Xanana" Gusmão. The current president of East Timor (Timor-Leste) is Francisco Guterres and Taur Matan Ruak is the Prime Minister.

In East Timor (Timor-Leste) the power plugs and sockets are of type C, E, F, I. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Timorese national anthem was written by Francisco Borja da Costa and composed by Afonso de Araujo.

Country information

Official name(s) Democratic Republic of East Timor
Alternative name(s) Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (official, English)
Regional location Southeastern Asia, northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago(Ambeno) region on the northwest portion of the island of Timor, and the islands of Pulau Atauro and Pulau Jaco
Country name etymology "Eastern East Island", from the Portuguese Timor-Leste ("East Timor"), in reference to the state's position on the eastern half of the island of Timor, whose name derives from the Indonesian timur ("east"), from its position in the Lesser Sundas.
Climate Tropical; hot, humid; distinct rainy and dry seasons
Terrain Mountainous
Population 1,318,445
National Day 20 May 2002
Language(s) Tetum
Religion Christianity Catholicism, Protestantism & Islam
Country code +670
Literacy rate 58.3%
Currency United States Dollar
Capital city Dili
ISO TLS
Domain(TLD) .tl
Ethnicity N/A
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Timorese
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 15,007 km2
Timezone UTC+9
Average elevation 1,482 m (4,859 ft)
Coastline 706 Km
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of East Timor (Timor-Leste)

Flag map of East Timor (Timor-Leste)

Motto of East Timor (Timor-Leste)

Unidade, Acção, Progresso -"Unity, Action, and Progress"

National animal of East Timor (Timor-Leste)

The National animal of East Timor (Timor-Leste) is Dreaded crocodile

National Animal of East Timor (Timor-Leste) - Dreaded crocodile

National flower of East Timor (Timor-Leste)

The National flower of East Timor (Timor-Leste) is Hibiscus . Botanical name is Malvaceae.

National flower of East Timor (Timor-Leste) - Hibiscus

National bird of East Timor (Timor-Leste)

The National bird of East Timor (Timor-Leste) is Timor Pigeon

National bird of East Timor (Timor-Leste) - Timor Pigeon

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Timorese Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

With willingness, there is a possibility.

A man finds what he takes to be small; it will only be big again when he loses it.

A person slips, and a ladder falls on him.

Moth will eat the finest linen.

An empty drum gives loud sound.

Be sick then have fun.

Before you let your voice be heard, first lick your lips.

Better one bird in the hand than 10 birds on the tree.

Beware, the enemy lies under your blanket.

Calm water does not mean there are no crocodiles.

Cannot dance but blame the floor as uneven.

Death is the bride of life.

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