According to COUNTRYAAH, East Timor is located on the eastern part of Timor, the largest of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Parallel to the longitudinal axis of Timor rise several mountain ranges cut by deep valleys, which in the Ramelan massif reach 2,963 m above sea level (Tatamailau). Depressions and plateaus lie between the mountain ranges, which are partly interspersed with limestone cliffs rising steeply from the surrounding area.
The national flag is described in the 2002 constitution. The red kerchief has a yellow triangle on the leech and a smaller black triangle on top. In the middle of the black triangle is a five-pointed white star.
The coat of arms is a white disc, framed by a light blue ring with the official name of the state in Portuguese and the abbreviation RDTL between two white stars. In the disk, on a 14-rayed sun, lies a black shield, on this the badge of the liberation organization FRETILIN: a gold-rimmed red shield, covered with crossed scimitar sabers in front of a pole-like spear, under the tip of which two arrows cross. A five-pointed star sits on the spear. Under the coat of arms is a red banner with the motto “Honra, Pátria e Povo” (honor, fatherland and people).
The national holiday on November 28th commemorates the proclamation of independence in 1975.
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Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Dili (East Timor)
|Daytime temperature||31 ° C||31 ° C||32 ° C||32 ° C||32 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||32 ° C||32 ° C|
|Night temperature||26 ° C||26 ° C||25 ° C||25 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||23 ° C||22 ° C||22 ° C||23 ° C||26 ° C||26 ° C|
|Water temperature||27 ° C||26 ° C||26 ° C||27 ° C||29 ° C||29 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C||28 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||127||119||137||109||86||25||13||5||8||23||51||140|
|Hours of sunshine||6||6||8||8||9||8||9||9||10||10||9||7|
The annual average temperature in Dili is 27.8 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is December (28.9 ° C), coldest month of August, with mean values of 26.4 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Dili is 29 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. All months have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.
The annual precipitation is 843 mm on 80 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. There is no rainy season, i.e. months with more than 175 mm of precipitation. You cannot expect snow in any month in Dili.
As our climate table shows, September is the sunniest month with an average of 9.6 hours of sunshine per day. The average annual sunshine is 8.1 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.