Lospalos

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Lospalos
City
Hauptstraße von Lospalos klein.jpg
Lospalos is located in East Timor
Lospalos
Lospalos
Coordinates: 8°31′20″S 126°59′51″E / 8.52222°S 126.99750°E / -8.52222; 126.99750Coordinates: 8°31′20″S 126°59′51″E / 8.52222°S 126.99750°E / -8.52222; 126.99750
Country East Timor
District Lautém
Area
 • Total 623.93 km2 (240.90 sq mi)
Elevation 346 m (1,135 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 29,236
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Subdistrict of Lospalos
Sacred house in Lospalos

Lospalos (sometimes mistakenly written Los Palos) is a city in East Timor, 248 kilometres (154 mi) to the east of Dili, the national capital. Lospalos has a population of 17,186 (2006) and is the capital of the district of Lautém and the subdistrict of Lospalos. The subdistrict has a population of 25,417 (2004).

Internationally, the city is incorrectly called Los Palos, suggesting that its name is of Spanish origin. In fact, it is derived from Lohoasupala, its name in Fataluku, the local Papuan language, although nowadays Fataluku speakers use the name Lospala. The correct name in English, as well as Tetum and Portuguese, the official languages of East Timor, is Lospalos.

Lospalos is the birth city of the co-founder and president of the party APODETI, Frederico Almeida Santos Costa.

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