By Hailey Kang
Main Products of East Timor
East Timor grows mostly corn, rice, and the leading money crop is coffee. East Timor also produces oil, natural gas, and sandal wood. Portugal has been trading sandalwood with East Timor since the 1500s, and gradually took charge of East Timor. But during a war, they lost charge, and East Timor became independent after a long time of being owned.
Population of East Timor
2012 estimate: 1,117,000
East Timor's Size
Total area is 14,919 sq km
Much of East Timor's territory is rugged and mountainous, but the coastal plains are calm and fertile.
The citizens are called East Timorese, and there are indigenous people. They are called East Indies.
Most of the people are Roman Catholics. Most of the people of East Timor have Southeast Asian or South Pacific roots. Christianity is the chief religion. About three fourths of the people live in rural areas.
East Timor is a developing country.
The daytime temperature average is about 24 degrees celsius.
The major languages are Tetum, Portuguese, Indonesian, and English. But they speak dozens of more languages!
The president is José Ramos-Horta, and East Timor is a multi-party government.