Timor-Leste Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Timor-Leste?

Geography - note:

Timor comes from the Malay word for "East"; the island of Timor is part of the Malay Archipelago and is the largest and easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands

Climate:

tropical; hot, humid; distinct rainy and dry seasons

Timor-Leste Use of Natural Resources

Timor-Leste Environment

Climate:

tropical; hot, humid; distinct rainy and dry seasons

Terrain:

mountainous

Natural Resources:

gold, petroleum, natural gas, manganese, marble

Natural Hazards:

floods and landslides are common; earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones

Irrigated Land:

134 Square Miles
347 Square Kilometers

Environmental Issues:

widespread use of slash and burn agriculture has led to deforestation and soil erosion

Environment - International Agreements:

party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification

signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Timor-Leste Geography

Geographic Location Southeast Asia
Total Area 5,743 Square Miles
14,874 Square Kilometers
Land Area 5,743 Square Miles
14,874 Square Kilometers
Land Boundaries 142 Miles
228 Kilometers
Irrigated Land 134 Square Miles
347 Square Kilometers
Border Countries Indonesia 228 km
Coastline 439 Miles
706 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 8 50 S, 125 55 E
Terrain mountainous
Highest Point 2,963 Meters
Highest Point Location Foho Tatamailau 2,963 m
Lowest Point Location Timor Sea, Savu Sea, and Banda Sea 0 m
Natural Resources gold, petroleum, natural gas, manganese, marble
Time Zone UTC+9 (14 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
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