Timor-Leste flag information
Description flag of Timor-Leste
red with a black isosceles triangle (based on the hoist side) superimposed on a slightly longer yellow arrowhead that extends to the center of the flag; a white star is in the center of the black triangle
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Official country name
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Republika Demokratika Timor Lorosa'e [Tetum]; Republica Democratica de Timor-Leste [Portuguese] (long)
Timor Lorosa'e [Tetum]; Timor-Leste [Portuguese] (short)
East Timor, Portuguese Timor
Timorese (noun) Timor Lorosa'e [Tetum]; Timor-Leste [Portuguese] (adjective)
Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Indonesian, English
there are about 16 indigenous languages; Tetum, Galole, Mambae, and Kemak are spoken by significant numbers of people
1,108,777 ranked 158, (data 2008)
Timor comes from the Malay word for ""East""; the island of Timor is part of the Malay Archipelago and is the largest and easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. The lowest point is Timor Sea, Savu Sea, and Banda Sea 0 m.
Coastline 706 km.
228km, Indonesia 228 km.
13 administrative districts; Aileu, Ainaro, Baucau, Bobonaro (Maliana), Cova-Lima (Suai), Dili, Ermera, Lautem (Los Palos), Liquica, Manatuto, Manufahi (Same), Oecussi (Ambeno), Viqueque
28 November 1975 (independence proclaimed from Portugal)
20 May 2002 is the official date of international recognition of Timor-Leste's independence from Indonesia