East Timor on the Web

by ThingsAsian, Aug 27, 2004 | Destinations: East Timor / Dili

East Timor Government. East Timor has a population of approximately 800,000 people. In May 2002, after 450 years of continuous foreign occupation, East Timor became the world's newest independent state. This site details the journey of this country and the surrounding ones. Officially run and full of current information.

CIA World Factbook. The Portuguese colony of Timor declared itself independent from Portugal on 28 November 1975 and was invaded and occupied by Indonesian forces nine days later. The CIA World Factbook offers more than historical details such as these. Here, you will find detailed information about East Timor including current political regimes, threats, as well as financial and geographical data.

East Timor News. News sectors include business, economy, politics, and others. You can read the archives, view a slideshow, and submit comments. Feature articles include: Timor Making Progress Towards Self-Sufficiency.

Lonely Planet. In East Timor, militia activity always has the potential to flare up. But the country has much to offer like colonial towns, rugged mountains, and a lush interior. Lonely Planet offers in-depth information about East Timor including sites off uncommon interest, cautionary info, and travel stories and tips.

East Timor's Crisis. The active struggle for Independence by East Timor has continued over the last 22 years. This site is an artistic impression of these struggles which represents the plight of a people and conviction of those supporting the pursuit of peace for this country.

Crisis in East Timor. This organization, which covers global issues, has complete information about East Timor. Much of East Timor was destroyed and from 200,000 to 300,000 refugees created and up to 600,000 people displaced. Read out about current upheaval in this country and others, such as Indonesia.

Obscure History of East Timor. TimorNet offers you information about East Timor and its many facets, both good and bad. Part of the site details the country's history while the other part focuses on its people and their conflict. There are many images as well as a guest book filled with visitor comments.

East Timor Independence. PBS site dedicated to celebrating East Timor's independence. Highlights include: East Timor's transition from a war-torn province to an independent state and stories about President Xanana Gusmao and his government.

Timor.org. Detailed maps, timelines, language information, and images of East Timor, complete with facts about the country and information about its leaders and their vision of the future of East Timor.

East Timor Emerging Nation. Lively site offering the positive side of East Timor and the loveliness that the country continues to envelope. There are many stories and images to see as well as up-to-date news including a story about East Timor's linguistic legacy.

Discover Timor. If you want to know more about Timor, you have to go there. Many places have been ruined by commercialism, but not here. There are many links to highlights on the site like travel logs, feature trips, community projects, and other guides.

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