Where in the World: Timor-Leste

This week I did East Asia, I failed to name 10 countries 1. Kyrgzstan 2. Maldives 3. Sri Lanka 4. Myanmar 5. Laos 6. Cambodia 7. Malaysia 8. Phillipines 9. Brunei 10. Timor-Leste. Out of those 10, only Timor-Leste has never visited my blog, lets have a look at this country

  1. Timor-Leste is an island it has a boarder with part of Indonesia
  2. It has 2 official languages Portuguese and Tetum
  3. It is one of the newest countries in the world, having been established in 2002
  4. It includes the small nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco and Oecusse
  5. 38% of its parliament are made up of women, making it one of the highest proportion of women in government
  6. While poverty levels are high, a lot of work is being done to reduce these, it fell by 8% between 2007 and 2014
  7. It is the smallest country is south east Asia
  8. The US dollar is its official currency
  9. Coffe is its main export
  10. Traditional music such as the  likurai dance are performed by women to welcome men home after war

Hope you learnt a little something new from this country

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6 Responses to Where in the World: Timor-Leste

  1. lhoke2016@yahoo.com says:

    Very interesting. I didn’t know the country was split. Makes travel between segments a little dicy since they aren’t the best of friends with Indonesia.

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  2. Carol anne says:

    Yes, I certainly did! I’d never even heard of it before I read this post!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. It has been a long road to freedom and democracy for East Timor. Thanks for the focus on it.

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