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Location: East Timor (Timor Lorosa'e) is located into the southeastern Asia, northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago; note - East Timor includes the eastern half of the island of Timor, the Oecussi (Ambeno) region on the northwest portion of the island of Timor, and the islands of Pulau Atauro and Pulau Jaco
Geographic coordinates: 8° 50' S, 125° 55' E
Coastline km: 706 km km
Climate: tropical; hot, humid; distinct rainy and dry seasons
Elevation: lowest point: Timor Sea, Savu Sea, and Banda Sea 0 m highest point: Foho Tatamailau 2,963 m
Natural hazards: floods and landslides are common; earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones
Currency: US dollar (USD)
Population: 800,000 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Indonesian, English
Divisions: 13 administrative districts; Aileu, Ainaro, Baucau, Bobonaro (Maliana), Cova-Lima (Suai), Dili, Ermera, Lautem (Los Palos), Liquica, Manatuto, Manufahi (Same), Oecussi (Ambeno), Viqueque
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By CalypsoDiver , 13-08-2009
Wikimedia gallery of East Timor marine life - A collection of the different marine species located in the coastal waters of East Timor can be found here:
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