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East Timor is divided into 14 municipalities (Spanish: municipios), which are former districts. One municipality is also a Special Administrative Region (SAR).[1] The municipalities are divided into administrative posts (former subdistricts), and further subdivided into sucos (villages).[2] Atauro Island was initially a part of Dili Municipality, but became a separate municipality on 1 January 2022.[3][4]

Municipality Capital Largest City Area (km2) Households Population (2004 Census) Population (2010 census) Population (2015 census) Population density (2015)
(/km2)
1 Lautém Lospalos 1,813 12,998 55,921 60,218 64,135 35.4
2 Baucau Baucau 1,506 22,659 100,326 111,484 124,061 82.4
3 Viqueque Viqueque 1,877 15,115 65,245 70,177 77,402 41.2
4 Manatuto Manatuto 1,782 8,338 36,719 43,246 45,541 25.6
5 Dili Dili 224 31,575 173,541 234,331 252,884 1128.9
6 Aileu Aileu 737 7,745 37,926 45,512 48,554 65.9
7 Manufahi Same 1,323 8,901 44,950 48,894 52,246 39.5
8 Liquiçá Liquiçá 549 11,063 54,834 63,329 73,027 133.0
9 Ermera Gleno 768 21,165 103,199 114,635 127,283 165.7
10 Ainaro Ainaro 804 11,527 52,476 59,382 66,397 82.6
11 Bobonaro Maliana 1,376 18,397 83,034 89,787 98,932 71.9
12 Covalima Suai 1,203 11,820 52,818 60,063 64,550 53.7
13 Oecusse (SAR) Pante Macassar 814 13,659 57,469 67,736 72,230 88.7
14 Atauro Vila Maumeta 140 9,274 66.2
A clickable map of East Timor exhibiting its 14 administrative municipalities.
A clickable map of East Timor exhibiting its 14 administrative municipalities.Atauro DistrictLautém DistrictBaucau DistrictViqueque DistrictManatuto DistrictDili DistrictAileu DistrictManufahi DistrictLiquiçá DistrictErmera DistrictAinaro DistrictBobonaro DistrictCova Lima DistrictOecusse District
A clickable map of East Timor exhibiting its 14 administrative municipalities.

The borders between Cova Lima and Ainaro and between Baucau and Viqueque were changed in 2003.

Allocation of land area and population in percent (2010)

See also

References

  1. ^ Jornal da República: Diploma Ministerial no. 24/2014 de 24 de Julho, Orgânica dos Postos Administrativos
  2. ^ Data from 2004 census and official 2008 estimates from the Direcção Nacional de Estatística, Timor-Leste: District Priority Tables Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 28 January 2008
  3. ^ Piedade da Freitas, Domingos (9 March 2022). "Governo nomeia Domingos Soares para Administrador Municipal de Ataúro" [Government appoints Domingos Soares as Municipal Administrator of Atauro] (in Portuguese). Tatoli. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Governo timorense nomeia primeiro administrador do novo município de Ataúro" [Timorese government appoints first administrator of the new municipality of Ataúro]. RTP Notícias (in Portuguese). 9 March 2022. Retrieved 28 April 2022.

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