Timor-Leste is the newest country in Asia becoming independent in 2002 after a history of colonisation and occupation. It is strategically located in Southeast Asia, 550 km north of Australia and includes the enclave of Oecusse-Ambeno. It is the only Portugese speaking country in Asia.
|Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
|Christian (mainly Roman Catholic)
|Portugese and Tetum
|English and Bahasa
|Tropical hot and humid: 19C-32C. Dili, the capital, is hot all year.
|GMT + 9