Capital: Dili

Population: 1,309,020 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: United States Dollar (USD)

Official Languages: Tetun, Portuguese

Unofficial Languages: Indonesian, English

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Malayo-Polynesian, Papuan, and others

Largest Cities: Dili, Lospalos, Maubara, Venilale, Baucau

Main Sport: Football

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Good Friday (March 25)

Labour Day (May 1)

Independence Restoration Day (May 20)

Corpus Christi (May 26)

End of Ramadan (July 7)

Consultation Day (August 30)

Feast of Sacrifice (September 11)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

National Youth Day (November 12)

Independence Day (November 28)

National Heroes Day (December 7)

Immaculate Conception Day (December 8)

Christmas Day (December 25)