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East Timor Country Profile
Note: All figures are 2003 unless stated otherwise


Area 15,007 sq km
Capital Dili
Currency Indonesian Rupiah
Population (2002) 997,853
Population Growth Rate 2.13%
Birth Rate 27.75 births/1,000 population
Death Rate 6.41 deaths/1,000 population
Infant Mortality Rate 50.47 deaths/1,000 live births
Life Expectancy at Birth 65.2 years
Ethnic Groups Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian), Papuan, small Chinese minority
Religions Roman Catholic 90%, Muslim 4%, Protestant 3%, Hindu 0.5%, Buddhist, Animist
Languages Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Indonesian, English and 16 indigenous languages
Literacy 48%
GNP $440 million
Population Below Poverty Line 42%
Industries printing, soap manufacturing, handicrafts, woven cloth
Debt - external (1998) ?
* Gross Domestic Product, or value of all final goods and services produced within the nation. GDP estimates are stated in purchasing power parity (PPP), a standardised international dollar price.