What is the capital of Timor-Leste ?

Dili beach

Dili is the capital of Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste island lies in the northeast coast, surrounded on three sides by mountains and faces the sea in the north. The climate is hot, and it is a deep water harbor. A population of 167000 people (the United Nations statistics report for 2004). Dili is the national political, economic and cultural center. Dili is a major port and commercial center of Timor-Leste, its airport for civil aviation and military use at the same time. The economy is given priority with agriculture, near there are oil and gold. It is estimated that the Timor–Leste about 80 % over the economic activities in this.
Dili in 1520 by the Portuguese colonial development, and in 1596 became Portuguese Timor-Leste’s capital. During the second world war was occupied by the Japanese. Japan surrendered after the return to Portugal governance. Timor-Leste independence from Portugal in 1975 and became the capital Dili upgraded. Until July 1976 annexation by Indonesia and Timor-Leste fall for the provincial level, Dili is the provincial capital of degenerate into Timor-Leste.

DILI, Timor-Leste (Jun 23, 2011) - The statue of Cristo Rei (Christ the King) stands over the Dili harbor as the amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) is anchored in the Banda Sea during the Timor-Leste phase of Pacific Partnership 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tony Tolley)


In Timor-Leste during pursue independence, independent guerrilla warfare the outbreak of armed groups and the Indonesian army constantly, there are thousands of people were killed. Until 1999, Timor-Leste for successful autonomy is by the UN supervision. To on May 20, 2002, Timor-Leste to independence, Dili again reply the status of the capital.
Dili is located in the remote past, insecurity, but now the traffic more convenient, more secure society, it is one of the few people on the planet to visit places, you can enjoy showing off: “I have been there.”
Seafood is Timor-Leste national cuisine. If the locals empty-handed, they would use the local language of Dalton said, “sea broad”. But if fishermen confounded, they will link to fish on a bamboo pole, through the Rua Christo Rei back to the emperor fortune center, see if we can sell to those who drive through.


Dili market
There are a lot of foreigners (many Australians and people in other countries work in Dili. In the service of nongovernmental organizations (NGO) and charities and local service of the restaurant, but seafood lovers should straight to L ‘Aubergine. The timor sword fish here by banana and fennel baked, called saboko, delicious. Spain majia is common seafood delicacies on the menu.
Although the number of tourists Dili is not many, but the prosperous international metropolis is one of the few have beaches, the capital of, is the best beach in Areia Branca, take a taxi from the city center along the coast of Rua Cristo Rei eastward, 10 minutes to arrive, but the last miles or so away is very suitable for hanging themselves; Asphalt road winding, the flank is comfortable leisure from binhai cafes and restaurants, and some old mangrove and some lonely scattered trees.
Timor-Leste is a kingdom of fishing, in Areia Branca, on the beach at low tide, local residents will seek its prey with a harpoon between coral reefs, or in order to resist the heat stood off the coast of mending nets under the tree.

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