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East Timor

East Timor / COVID-19
Population 1,115,000
Total Confirmed 22958
Active 22825
Total deaths 133
Total recovered 0
Death rate 0.58 %


<p>East Timor ( (listen)) or Timor-Leste (; Tetum: Timór Lorosa'e), officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (Portuguese: República Democrática de Timor-Leste, Tetum: Repúblika Demokrátika Timór-Leste), is an island Nation in Southeast Asia. </p>It includes the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecusse, an exclave on the northwestern side of the island surrounded by Indonesian West Timor. Australia is the nation's southern neighbour, separated by the Timor Sea. The country's size is roughly 15,007 km2 (5,794 sq mi).East Timor was colonised by Portugal in the 16th century and was known as Portuguese Timor until 28 November 1975, when the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (Fretilin) announced the territory's independence. Nine days later, it had been invaded and occupied by the Indonesian military; it had been announced Indonesia's 27th state the next year. The Indonesian occupation of East Timor was characterised by a highly violent, decades-long conflict between separatist groups (especially Fretilin) and the Indonesian military. In 1999, following the United Nations-sponsored act of self-determination, Indonesia relinquished control of the land. As"Timor-Leste", it became the first new autonomous state of the 21st century on 20 May 2002 and joined the United Nations and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. In 2011, East Timor declared its intention to become the eleventh member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It is one of only two predominantly Christian nations in Southeast Asia, the other being the Philippines, in addition to the only country of Asia to be found completely in the Southern Hemisphere.

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