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East Timor Travel Wiki

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Travel to East Timor

East Timor, or Timor-Leste if one prefers, is a small sovereign state that is a member of the maritime nations of Southeast Asia. It is surrounded by Indonesia, sitting just north of the coast of Australia. Although it was first settled more than 40,000 years ago, it is believed that the descendants of the various waves of migration that occurred here are still living in this nation.

In modern times, East Timor is a former colony of Portugal that declared its independence in 1975. Just nine days after its declaration, Indonesia invaded to occupy the region. In 2002, it achieved full independence from Indonesia with the help of the United Nations.

Not many visitors make their way to East Timor, so it is not unusual to be referred to as malae, or “foreigner,” during your stay. It is a well-meaning term, used as a way to begin a conversation. Because tourism is uncommon, formal service structures are somewhat rare. A holiday here is about adventure, diving, and eco-tourism.

When visiting, you’ll want to explore Atauro. The fishermen around this island still use the traditional methods for catching fish. They wear goggles and use spear guns, sometimes diving into the water to pursue a nice catch.

East Timor is also a destination for world-class trekking. Mount Ramelau is particularly notable with its high elevation.

If you love to explore, then consider a trip to East Timor. You may find yourself dealing with certain challenges along the way, but that is part of the fun when you’re a malae here.

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Dili, capital of East Timor

Dili Travel Wiki Travel to Dili When visiting the small nation of East Timor, on the best destinations to choose is Dili. It serves as the capital and offers several historic sites and landmarks to find. Settled originally in the 16th century, it would not be until 1864 for Dili to receive city status. Despite political turmoil in the 20th century, Dili has numerous buildings that come from the Portuguese era in the city. The former Market Hall, built around 1930, and...

Travel resources

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Biggest City East Timor

Facts about East Timor, Biggest city What are the names of the largest cities in East Timor, and how big are the cities by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

East Timor Holidays

East Timor Public Holidays See the calendars for national East Timor holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about East Timor holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Geography and facts, East Timor

East Timor, geography and facts explained Geograhy, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

National Tourist Information East Timor

National Tourism Organisation Traveladvisor in East Timor: Are you going on a vacation you can get lots of free and professional help, traveladvice and information from the National Tourism Organisation. Discover the country and the cities getting the most out of your vacation with the professional help from the people who knows their country and their culture the best. East Timor Tourism Authority WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE FLICKR PINTEREST INSTAGRAM GOOGLE+

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
VariableIdul Adha
VariableGood Friday
1 MayLabour Day
20 MayIndependence Restoration Day
VariableCorpus Christi
30 AugustPopular Consultation Day
1 NovemberAll Saints' Day
2 NovemberAll Souls' Day
12 NovemberNational Youth Day
28 NovemberProclamation of Independence Day
VariableIdul Fitri
7 DecemberNational Heroes' Day
8 DecemberImmaculate Conception
24 DecemberChristmas Eve
25 DecemberChristmas Day
31 DecemberNew Year's Eve
East Timor

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country