According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, East Timor is divided into two area codes. The first, 670, covers most of the country including the capital city of Dili and its surrounding areas. This area code is home to over 1 million people and it is the most populous area code in East Timor. The second area code is 675, which covers the remaining parts of East Timor as well as some small islands off its coast such as Atauro and Jaco. Area code 670 encompasses much of East Timor’s urban areas such as Baucau and Maliana, located near the border with Indonesia. This area code also includes parts of Oecusse and Ermera, two towns located in the western region of East Timor near Australia’s border. Area code 675 contains more rural areas such as Viqueque and Lautem, located in the eastern region of East Timor near Papua New Guinea’s border. It also includes some small islands off its coast such as Atauro and Jaco which are home to a few thousand people combined. Both area codes have their own unique characteristics that differentiate them from each other. For example, 670 has a higher population density due to its proximity to major cities in East Timor while 675 has a more rural feel due to its location in more remote parts of East Timor such as Viqueque or Lautem. Additionally, 675 also includes some small islands off East Timor’s coast which provide a unique contrast to the mainland with their rugged terrain and sparsely populated landscapes that overlook the ocean waters below them. East Timor is a semi-presidential representative democratic republic. It has a multi-party system and the President is the head of state and the Prime Minister is the head of government. The President is elected by popular vote for a five-year term, while the Prime Minister is elected by Parliament. The unicameral Parliament consists of 65 members who are elected to five-year terms. East Timor has had two Presidents since its independence in 2002; Xanana Gusmão and Taur Matan Ruak, both of whom were members of FRETILIN, East Timor’s ruling party since independence. The current Prime Minister, Taur Matan Ruak was elected in 2017 following an election that saw FRETILIN win 29 seats in Parliament. The current government is a coalition between FRETILIN and CNRT (National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction). PARADISDACHAT: Features public policy of East Timor.
East Timor 2004
Yearbook 2004 Timor. Five years after the Indonesian army’s bloody assault on East Timor in connection with the country’s referendum on independence, it seemed unlikely […]