ISO 3166-2 Newsletter II-3 is dated 2011-12-15. For Timor-Leste, the only change is that the Portuguese name for Dili is now given as Díli, with an acute accent over the first i.
Update 1 to the U.S. standard "Geopolitical Entities and Codes" is dated 2010-08-20. It assigns FIPS codes to the districts of Timor-Leste. Manufahi was accidentally left out. Update 3, issued on 2011-02-28, fixes the error.
FIPS PUB 10-4 Change Notice 13 was issued on 2008-02-04. The only change for Timor-Leste is to adopt the correct official name of the country (replacing "East Timor").
ISO 3166-2 Newsletter number I-4, dated 2002-12-10, changes the name of East Timor to Timor-Leste, in conformance with ISO 3166-1, and corrects a misspelling of the name of Liquiça district.
ISO 3166-1 Newsletter Number V-6 is dated 2002-11-15. It changes the official name of the country from East Timor to Timor-Leste. It explains that the United Nations Secretariat has issued a new terminology bulletin, in which Timor-Leste is given as the official name of the country in English, French, and Spanish. "East Timor" had been described as the provisional name of the country, since its independence. It remains to be seen whether the name "Timor-Leste" gains public acceptance. The second word should probably be pronounced like the English word "lest".
ISO 3166-2 Newsletter Number I-3 was published on 2002-08-20. It assigns codes to the thirteen districts of East Timor, as shown in the table below.
ISO 3166-1 Newsletter Number V-5 is dated 2002-05-21. It lists the formal name of East Timor as Democratic
Republic of East Timor. It also changes the Alpha-2 ISO code for East Timor from
and the Alpha-3 code from
TLS. The new codes derive from the Portuguese name
of the new country, Timor Leste. The official languages of the country will be Portuguese and Tetum. English
and Bahasa Indonesia will be working languages.
Change Notice 4 to FIPS PUB 10-4 is dated 2000-02-25. It lists East Timor as a separate country. Its
FIPS country code is
TT. Previously, East Timor had been listed as one of the divisions of
ID27 as its code.
|Languages||Portuguese (pt), Tetum|
During the colonial period, part of the East Indian island of Timor was a Portuguese territory. The Portuguese inhabitants called it simply Timor. In English, it was more often referred to as Portuguese Timor. In 1951, East Timor became an overseas province of Portugal. In 1976, Indonesia unilaterally annexed the area. Portugal, among others, never recognized Indonesia's sovereignty. On 1999-08-30, a referendum was held in East Timor. The electorate favored independence by a 78.5% majority. The UNTAET (United Nations Transitional Administration for East Timor) relinquished its authority to the new Timorese government on 2002-05-20.
Eastern part of the island of Timor. Timor is Malay for East, and leste is Portuguese for East, so the name of the country may be translated "East East".
Timor-Leste is divided into thirteen districts.
|District||Dist. (Ind.)||HASC||ISO||FIPS||Population||Area(km.²)||Area(mi.²)||Capital||Capital (Ind.)|
|Ambeno||Ambino||60,687||815||315||Pante Macassar (Oecusse)||Pante Makasar|
|Lautém||Lautem||59,241||1,702||657||Los Palos||Los Palos|
There are several reports proposing or predicting that Timor-Leste will be reorganized into three provinces and one special region. They disagree about the details. These reports have been around for a decade, and nothing seems to have ensued.
|Source ||Source ||Source |
|Matebian||Baucau, Lautém, Manatuto, Viqueque||Baucau||Eastern||Baucau, Lautém, Manatuto, Viqueque||Eastern East Timor||Baucau, Lautém, Manatuto, Viqueque|
|Ramelau||Aileu, Ainaro, Cova Lima, Manufahi||Ainaro||Southern||Ainaro, Cova Lima, Manufahi||Western East Timor||Ainaro, Bobonaro, Cova Lima, Ermera|
|Marobo||Bobonaro, Ermera, Liquiçá||Maliana||Northern||Aileu, Bobonaro, Dili, Ermera, Liquiçá||Central East Timor||Aileu, Dili, Liquiçá, Manufahi|
|Oe-Cussi aut. terr.||Ambeno||Pante Macassar||Ocussi aut. reg.||Ambeno||Oecussi spec. area||Ambeno|
|Dili cap. terr.||Dili||Dili|
See the Subdistricts of Timor-Leste page.
Timor-Leste is divided into districts, which are subdivided into subdistricts, which are further subdivided into sucos.
East Timor includes a small exclave near the western end of the island of Timor, known as Oé-Cussi, and formerly called Okusi Ambeno or other similar names. Atauro (or Kambing) Island is in Dili district. Lautém includes Jako Island. The division of Timor between Portugal and the Netherlands was settled by treaty on 1904-10-01.
TP, presumably derived from "Timor Português."
Ambeno: Oecusse, Oecussi, Oecussi Ambeno (variant)
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