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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East Timor is a country of natural beauty and unique beauty, and a must visit for the adventurous and intrepid traveler. The tourism sector is fast becoming an important important pillar in the young country's growing economy.The capital, Dili, located centrally on the northern coast offer a growing café, restaurant and night life scene and is only a short boat ride to the spectacular Island of Atauro, with its world class snorkelling and diving. Travel to the eastern end of the and visitors will experience pristine tropical terrain to find the stunning Island of Jaco, located in the Konis Santana National Park and a myriad of local towns and friendly villagers along their way.Not only about beaches and marine life, East Timor also offers stunning mountain ranges and some of the most...
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.