Surface:15,007 sq km
System of government: Republic
Religion: Roman Catholic 90%25, Muslim 4%25, Protestant 3%25, Hindu 0.5%25, Buddhist, Animist (1992 est.)
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The drive from Dili to Baucau is, for the most part, breath taking, bosting views similar to Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. Suspended midway between the sea and the mountains, the road passes several beaches before crossing a river into the little town of Manatuto. Although most of the buildings here were destroyed in 1999, it’s still a very nice place to stop and a look at the local potter’s wares and take in the amazing scenery from the St Antonio Statue.
A fascinating country with a long and sometimes very sad history - you cant help but be touched. If you are adventurous and curious to meet some wonderful people this is the place for you. If you're looking for resort style you'd waste your time.