Dili District

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Cathedral of Dili
Cathedral of Dili
Flag of Díli
Map of East Timor highlighting Díli District
Map of East Timor highlighting Díli District
Coordinates: 8°34′S 125°35′E / 8.567°S 125.583°E / -8.567; 125.583Coordinates: 8°34′S 125°35′E / 8.567°S 125.583°E / -8.567; 125.583
Country  East Timor
Capital Dili
Subdistricts Atauro, Cristo Rei, Dom Aleixo, Metinaro, Nain Feto, Vera Cruz
 • Total 367 km2 (142 sq mi)
Area rank 13th
Population (2015)
 • Total 252,884
 • Rank 1st
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Density rank 1st
 • Total 31,575 (as of 2004)
 • Rank 1st
Time zone UTC+9
ISO 3166 code TL-DI
Rice fields in Dili district

Dili is the name of one of the 13 districts of Timor-Leste, which includes the national capital Dili. It has a population of 252,884 (2015),[1] most of whom live in the capital city. The district has an area of 368.12 km². The district continued the same name as the council had in Portuguese Timor.

Dili is the smallest district in East Timor, but it has the highest population. It lies on the north coast of the island of Timor on the Savu Sea. It borders the districts of Manatuto to the east, Aileu to the south, and Liquiçá to the west. Atauro Island, to the north of the district opposite the capital, is one of its subdistricts.

Dili is the economic and political centre of East Timor.

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