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East Timor

East Timor Background Stats

Date:

42,000 BP

Definitions

  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
First human settlement > Notes Fish bones. 2014
First human settlement > Place Jerimalai cave 2014
Full name Democratic Republic of East Timor 2013
Independence day date May 20 2002
Land border length 228 km 2014 150th out of 200
National anthems P\u00e1tria ( Fatherland ) 2011
Neighboring countries and territories Australia (M) Indonesia 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 2 2014 118th out of 171
Overview

East Timor's road to independence - achieved on 20 May 2002 - was long and traumatic.

The people of the first new nation of the century suffered some of the worst atrocities of modern times.

An independent report commissioned by the UN transitional administration in East Timor said that at least 100,000 Timorese died as a result of Indonesia's 25-year occupation, which ended in 1999.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"East Timor Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/East-Timor/Background

East Timor Background Profiles (Subcategories)

First human settlement 3