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Timor-Leste

(Haree versaun Tetun iha okos)

The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (also known as East Timor) lies 640km north-west of Australia, and covers the eastern portion of the island of Timor. Timor-Leste was a Portuguese colony from the early 16th century until 1975, and was then occupied by Indonesia.

On 30 August 1999, the people of Timor-Leste voted overwhelmingly to become an independent nation. Independence was formally declared on 20 May, 2002. The United Nations ended its peacekeeping mission in the country in December 2012.

Today, Timor-Leste has a population of 1.3 million people, of which over half are children. It ranks 132 out of 189 countries on the Human Development Index.

Fast facts

  • Under five mortality rate (per 1,000 live births): 50
  • Primary school completion: 83%
  • Women who have experienced intimate partner violence: 59%
  • People living below the poverty line (US$1.90 per day): 47%

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Repúblika Demokrátika Timor-Leste lokaliza kilometre 640 hosi norte-oeste Australia no kobre husi parte oriental illa Timor. Timor-Leste ulukliu koloniál Portugeza hahú inísiu sékulu 16 to’o tinan 1975. Tuirmai okupa husi Indonéziu.

Iha loron 30 Agostu 1999, Povu Timor-Leste maioria vota atu sai nasaun independénsia ida. Independénsia formalmente deklara ona iha 20 Maiu 2002. Nasoins Unidas hakotu nia manutensaun pás iha nasaun ne’e iha Dezembru 2012.

Ohin loron, Timor-Leste iha populasaun ema millaun 1.3, iha ne’ebé liu metade mak labarik. Nia (Timor-Leste) okupa 132 husi nasaun 189 iha Índise Dezenvolvimentu Umanu.

Faktu lailais

  • Taxa mortalidade tinan lima mai kraik (kada 1,000 hahoris moris): 50
  • Kompleta eskola primária: 83%
  • Feto sira ne’ebé sofre violénsia ho parseiru íntimu: 59%
  • Ema moris iha liña pobreza-nia okos (US$1.90 kada loron): 47%

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