Geography of East Timor
East Timor is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 14,919 km² (approx. 5,760 mi²). Continental shelf of East Timor is approximately 25,648 km² (around 9,903 mi²). East Timor is located in Asia. Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. Asian countries include, but are not limited to, Russia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and North and South Korea. East Timor shares its borders with Indonesia. East Timor is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of East Timor is 1,482 m (4,859 ft).
Total length of land borders of East Timor is 253 kilometers (~98 miles). East Timor has 2 unique land boundaries with neigbouring territories and it shares its land borders with 1 different countries. East Timor has 1 non-contiguous section of land borders. This happens, when a country has a border with a neighbour, and this border is split by a border with another neighbour. The length of said border is 228 km (142 mi).
The capital city of East Timor is Dili. The largest city in East Timor is Dili.
The average elevation range of East Timor is 1,482 m (4,859 ft). The highest point of East Timor is Mount Ramelau, with its official height being 2963 m (9,722 ft). The lowest point of East Timor is Timor Sea. The elevation difference between the highest (Mount Ramelau) and lowest (Timor Sea) points of East Timor is 2963 m (2 ft).
The total land area of East Timor is 14,919 km² (approx. 5,760 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 70,326 km² (~27,153 mi²). The continental shelf of East Timor is approximately 25,648 km² (around 9,903 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of East Timor is approximately 85,245 km² (~32,913 mi²). East Timor is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.
Forest and arable land
7,980 km² of East Timor's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 53% of all the land in the country. There are 1,231 km² of arable land in East Timor, and it comprises 8% of the country's total territory.
Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.
The most notable natural resources found in East Timor are gold, petroleum, natural gas, manganese, marble.