Alas Administrative Post

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Alas Administrative Post lies in the centre of Manufahi District, which lies in the centre of Manufahi District, and is divided into five sucos: Aituha, Dotik (Dotic), Mahaquidan, Taitudac und Uma Berloic (Uma Berloik).

The Southern Lacló, the largest river in Manufahi, flows across the Alas plain and into the Timor Sea. In the centre of Alas, to the East of Alas town, the river is joined by a tributary and forms a large lake with many islands. The Clerec river forms a border to the East, where the administrative post of Alas meets the administrative post of Fatuberlio. Fatuberlio then continues on, past Alas, to the North. Shortly before the river mouth, the Clerec forms a lagoon known as the Lagoa Mapliu. A number of further lagoons are to be found on both sides of the Lacló and Clerec estuaries. The most southerly point of Alas, Ponta Metibot[1] is located some distance East of the Quelan estuary, to the West of Same administrative post.


The population of Alas Administrative Post as of the 2010 census was 7,179,[2] rising from 6,485 in 2004.[3] The average age among inhabitants was 17.4 years [4]

The most commonly spoken language is Tetum Terik, a dialect of Tetum.

49% of households in Alas grow cassava, 51% grow corn, 48% grow assorted vegetables,43% grow rice and 27% grow coffee. 53% of households own coconut palm trees.


  1. ^ UNMIT map from August 2008 Archived 2011-12-03 at the Wayback Machine (PDF; 523 kB)
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2011-01-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Direcção Nacional de Estatística Census 2004 Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 9°01′00″S 125°48′00″E / 9.0167°S 125.8000°E / -9.0167; 125.8000