Cova Lima Municipality

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Cova Lima
Mountain area in Cova Lima
Mountain area in Cova Lima
Flag of Cova Lima
Map of East Timor highlighting Cova Lima Municipality
Map of East Timor highlighting Cova Lima Municipality
Coordinates: 9°19′S 125°15′E / 9.317°S 125.250°E / -9.317; 125.250Coordinates: 9°19′S 125°15′E / 9.317°S 125.250°E / -9.317; 125.250
Country  East Timor
Capital Suai
Administrative posts
 • Total 1,203 km2 (464 sq mi)
Area rank 7th
Population (2015 census)
 • Total 65,301
 • Rank 9th
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • Density rank 9th
Households (2015 census)
 • Total 12,564
 • Rank 8th
Time zone TLT (UTC+09:00)
ISO 3166 code TL-CO
Woman with pottery in Cova Lima

Cova Lima (Portuguese: Município Cova Lima, Tetum: Munisípiu Kovalima) is a municipality of East Timor, in the Southwest part of the country. It has a population of 59,455 (Census 2010) and an area of 1,230 km².[1] The capital of the municipality is Suai, which lies 136 km from Dili, the national capital.[2] The administrative posts of Cova Lima are Fatululic, Fatumean, Fohorem, Zumalai, Maucatar, Suai, and Tilomar.[3]

Cova Lima borders the Timor Sea to the south, the municipalities of Bobonaro to the north, Ainaro to the east, and the Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur to the west.


  1. ^ "Friends of Suai/Covalima" (PDF). City of Port Phillip. May 2014. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Friends of Suai: Strategic Plan: 2010 to 2020" (PDF). City of Port Phillip. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  3. ^ Gunn, Geoffrey C (2011). "Cova Lima District". Historical Dictionary of East Timor. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 67. ISBN 9780810867543.