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                                         by Graham Rhind

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East Timor

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East Timor was invaded and annexed by Indonesia in 1975. Indonesia granted independence to the province in 1999 after a referendum result in favour of independence, and it became fully independent on 20th May 2002.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

East Timor - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

670

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

RI

Internet country code

TL

GRC Country Code

ETI

East Timor - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 13th April 2021
   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator).

East Timor - Date and time formats

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   Note: This section last updated 13th April 2021
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   14:32

East Timor - Languages

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Tetum Prasa External (50 000 speakers) and Portuguese External are the official languages of East Timor. A further 17 languages are spoken, the most important being Bunak External (50 000 speakers), Galoli External (50 000 speakers), Kemak External (50 000 speakers), Makasae External (70 000 speakers), Mambae External (80 000 speakers) and Tukudede External (50 000 speakers).

East Timor - Example address formats

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   Note: This section last updated 26th June 2021

Addresses are generally written in Portuguese and may include a district within Dili. Many addresses do not include a building number. A telephone number may be found written within the address block.

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   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

East Timor - Post office box

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This may be found as Case Postale or Kotak Pos.

East Timor - Postal codes

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   Note: This section last updated 26th June 2021

East Timor has no postal code system.

There a reports of a system being introduced, with each code having the format:

   [TL]99999 

The first two digits indicate a region, the third an office type and the final two a delivery code. It is being written to the right of the city name. As yet, we do not have confirmation that this system has been implemented.

East Timor - Postal code format graphic

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East Timor - Postal code format

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East Timor - Postal code specifics

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East Timor - Postal code regular expression

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East Timor - Postal code level of coverage

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East Timor - Postal code map

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East Timor - Administrative districts

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   Note: This section last updated 4th January 2018

East Timor has 12 municipalities External and 1 special administrative region, shown in the list below with an asterisk. They are:

    Aileu External
    Ainaro External
    Baucau External
    Bobonaro External
    Cova Lima External
    Dili External
    Ermera External
    Lautém External
    Liquiçá External
    Manatuto External
    Manufahi External
    Oe-Cusse Ambeno * External
    Viqueque External

Administrative districts graphic

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Telephone numbers in East Timor

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   Note: This section last updated 31st July 2012

East Timorean numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 7 or 8 digits. Mobile numbers commence with 72-78.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

Every effort is made to keep this resource updated. If you find any errors, or have any questions or requests, please don't hesitate to contact the author.

All information copyright Graham Rhind 2021. Any information used should be acknowledged and referenced.