Flag of East Timor

Flag of East Timor

The flag of East Timor is one of the youngest flags since it has been adopted in May 2002. It is composed of a red leaf with two triangles on the left side - elongated yellow one and narrower black one. Moreover, a white five-pointed star is located in the black triangle. The flag dates back to 1975, when the island was liberated from the Portuguese domination. In the same year, however, the island was invaded by Indonesia and East Timor has not regained the independence until 2002. The flag has been inspired by a flag of revolutionary party Fretilin, where red indicates blood shed during the revolution. Black color reminds colonial past and the yellow triangle symbolizes hope for better tomorrows. Traditionally, the white color of the star symbolizes peace and freedom.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Indonesia Indonesia Jakarta 249,866,000 1,904,570 km2

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Main information

Country
East Timor
Capital city
Dili
Population
1,066,409 (2010)
Total area
14,874 km2
Formation
28. 11. 1975
Highest point
Foho Tatamailau (2,963 m)
GDP
$ 20,113 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
united states dollar (USD)
Code
TL (TLS)
Calling code
+670
Internet TLD
.tp

Country is member of

By continents
Asia, Oceania

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Východní Timor (Dili)
English
East Timor (Dili)
German
Osttimor (Timor-L'este) (Dili)
French
Timor oriental (Dili)
Italian
Timor Est (Dili)
Spanish
Timor Oriental (Dili)
Russian
Восточный Тимор (Дили)
Slovak
Východný Timor (Dili)
Polish
Timor Wschodni (Dili)
Portuguese
Timor-Leste (Dili)
Chinese
东帝汶 (帝)
Japanese
東ティモール (ディリ)
Turkish
Doğu Timor (Dili)
Norwegian
Øst-Timor (Dili)
Swedish
Östtimor (Dili)
Hungarian
Kelet-Timor (Dili)
Dutch
Oost-Timor (Dili)
Danish
Østtimor (Dili)
Finnish
Itä-Timor (Dili)
Hebrew
מזרח טימור (דילי)

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