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Timor-Leste Population

East Timor also known as Timor-Leste is an island country in Southeast Asia in the north of the Timor Sea. Timor island is divided into east and west, eastern part is the sovereign states of East Timor and Indonesia on the western part. Timor Leste population in 2022 is estimated to be 1.33 million, covers country area of 15,007 sq km (5,794 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-fifty-fourth country by area and the one-hundred-fifty-fifth most populous country in the world. Its capital is Dili, Country code is TLS, Population of East Timor in 2021 is estimated as 1.31 million. Life expectancy of Timor Leste ranks one-hundred-twenty-third in the world with average lifespan of 67.93 years for male and 71.41 years for female. East Timor colonised by Portugal in the 16th century gained independence from Portugal in 1975, later annexed by Indonesia in 1976, restored independence in 2002 from Indonesia. Official languages of East Timor are Portuguese and Tetuma.

Below table is the population of Timor-Leste from 1960 to 2020:
YearPopulation
1960474,535
1965519,676
1970571,565
1975629,227
1980599,907
1985657,061
1990737,814
1995844,333
2000884,366
2005995,130
20101,093,517
20151,196,294
20201,318,442

Timor-Leste population in 1960 is 474,535, by 1970 the population is increased by 97,030 totaling to 571,565, by 1980 the population is increased to 599,907, and by 1990 the total increase of 737,814 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 737,814. From 1990 to 2000, population increased by 146,552 to 884,366, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Timor-Leste increase by 209,151 with a change of 23.65 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 224,925 with a change of 20.57 percent and make up to 1,318,442.

Source : worldbank

East Timor was and was known as Portuguese Timor until 1975. According to stats, East Timor is divided into 13 municipalities and one Special Administrative Region.

MunicipalityCapitalArea (sq km)Population (2004 Census)Population (2010 census)Population (2015 census)
LautémLospalos1,81355,92160,21864,135
BaucauBaucau1,506100,326111,484124,061
ViquequeViqueque1,87765,24570,17777,402
ManatutoManatuto1,78236,71943,24645,541
DiliDili367173,541234,331252,884
AileuAileu73737,92645,51248,554
ManufahiSame1,32344,95048,89452,246
LiquiçáLiquiçá54954,83463,32973,027
ErmeraGleno768103,199114,635127,283
AinaroAinaro80452,47659,38266,397
BobonaroMaliana1,37683,03489,78798,932
CovalimaSuai1,20352,81860,06364,550
Oecusse (SAR)Pante Macassar81457,46967,73672,230

East Timor population by Mother Tongue as per 2015 census:

Mother TonguePopulation (2015)
Tetun Prasa361,027
Tetun Terik71,418
Adabe260
Atauran242
Baikenu69,190
Bekais4,075
Bunak64,686
Dadu’a1,990
Fataluku41,500
Galoli16,266
Habun2,214
Idalaka211
Idate14,178
Isni700
Kairui3,946
Kawaimina41
Kemak68,995
Lakalei3,669
Lolein1,155
Makalero8,686
Sa’ani5,787
Makasai123,840
Makuva121
Mambai195,778
Midiki14,616
Nanaek321
Naueti16,507
Rahesuk2,331
Raklungu1,852
Resuk3,168
Tokodede46,784
Waima’a21,227
Portuguese1,384
Indonesian2,711
English7,271
Malay63
Chinese827


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