Is East Timor recognized?

U.S. Recognition of Timorese Independence, 2002. The United States recognized Timor-Leste, then known as East Timor, on May 20, 2002, when it achieved formal independence. Before this time, the region had been a Portuguese colony up until 1975 and was under Indonesian sovereignty from 1976 to 1999.

Is East Timor a free country?

On 20 May 2002, the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of East Timor came into force and East Timor was recognised as independent by the UN.

Is East Timor safe to visit?

East Timor is a developing country and visiting it has its dangers since it is a country where crime and poverty are widespread. Gang-related violence is also not rare in East Timor, and with it cases of violence, robbery, arson and vandalism in major towns such as Dili, Maliana, Suai, and Same.

What language do they speak in East Timor?

Timor-Leste/Official languages

Why does East Timor use the US dollar?

The US$ was chosen because it is a strong and stable currency and is widely accepted around the world. The decision to adopt the US$ was made by the National Consultative Council (NCC). The NCC represents East Timorese in all of UNTAET’s major decisions.

What is the official language of Timor Leste?

What is the currency in Timor Leste?

United States Dollar

What language is spoken in East Timor?

Do I need a visa for East Timor?

Visitors to East Timor must obtain a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. In accordance with the law, citizens of all countries except Indonesia, Cape Verde, and the Schengen Area must obtain a visa upon arrival or prior to arrival.

How do you say hello in East Timor?

Key to abbreviations: m = said by men, f = said by women….Useful phrases in Tetum.

English Lia-Tetun (Tetum)
Welcome Ksolok Bodik Mai Bemvindu
Hello (General greeting) Elo Hi
How are you? Diak ka lai? O di’ak ka lae?
Reply to ‘How are you?’ Hau diak. Obrigadu. Ita mo’s di’ak? (m) Hau diak. Obrigada. Ita mo’s di’ak? (f)