Viqueque District

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Viqueque
Vikeke
District
Rice fields in Viqueque
Rice fields in Viqueque
Flag of Viqueque
Flag
Map of East Timor highlighting Viqueque District
Map of East Timor highlighting Viqueque District
Coordinates: 8°47′S 126°22′E / 8.783°S 126.367°E / -8.783; 126.367Coordinates: 8°47′S 126°22′E / 8.783°S 126.367°E / -8.783; 126.367
Country  East Timor
Capital Viqueque
Subdistricts Lacluta, Ossu, Uato-Lari, Uato Carabau, Viqueque
Area
 • Total 1,877 km2 (725 sq mi)
Area rank 1st
Population (2010)
 • Total 70,177
 • Rank 5th
 • Density 37/km2 (97/sq mi)
 • Density rank 10th
Households
 • Total 15,115 (as of 2004)
 • Rank 5th
Time zone UTC+9
ISO 3166 code TL-VI

Viqueque (Tetum: Vikeke) is the largest of the districts of East Timor. It has a population of 66,434 (Census 2004) and an area of 1,781 km2. The capital of the district is also named Viqueque. The subdistricts are Lacluta, Ossu, Uato-Lari (which was known in Portuguese Timor as Leça, and, in Tetum, is spelled Watulari), Uato Carabau (spelled Watucarbau, in Tetum) and Viqueque. The district was the same in colonial times.

Viqueque is on the south coast of Timor, on the Timor Sea. It borders the districts Baucau to the north, Lautém to the east, and Manatuto to the west.

Viqueque is a homeland of the Malayo-Polynesian language Tetum. In East Timor it is co-official with Portuguese. In the east part of the district live speakers of the Papuan language Makasae.

On the south coast, the people report both myths and possible occurrences of crocodiles.

Subdivisions of Viqueque
Cities and rivers of Viqueque

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