Cathedral of Dili
Map of East Timor highlighting Díli Municipality
|• Total||367 km2 (142 sq mi)|
|• Density||760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||1st|
|Households (2015 census)|
|Time zone||UTC+09:00 (TLT)|
|ISO 3166 code||TL-DI|
high · 1st
Dili is (Portuguese: Município Díli, Tetum: Munisípiu Dili) one of the 13 municipalities, formerly districts, of Timor-Leste, which includes the national capital Dili. It had a population of 277,279 as of 2015[update], most of whom live in the capital city. The municipality has an area of 368.12 km2 (142.13 sq mi). The municipality continued the same name as the council had in Portuguese Timor.
Dili is the smallest municipality in East Timor by area, and has the highest population. It lies on the north coast of the island of Timor on the Savu Sea. It borders the municipalities of Manatuto to the east, Aileu to the south, and Liquiçá to the west. Atauro Island, to the north of the municipality opposite the capital, is one of its administrative posts.
Dili is the economic and political centre of East Timor.
The municipality's administrative posts (formerly sub-districts) are:
The administrative posts are divided into 31 sucos ("villages") in total.
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
- "2015 Timor-Leste Census". Statistics Timor-Leste.
- Gunn, Geoffrey C (2011). Historical Dictionary of East Timor. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 73. ISBN 9780810867543.
- Miranda, Flávio; Boavida, Isabel, eds. (2015). Património Arquitetónico de Origem Portuguesa de Dili / Patrimoniu Arquitetoniku Origem Portuguesa Dili nian / Architectural Heritage of Portuguese Origins of Dili (in Portuguese, Tetum, and English). Dili: Secretária de Estado da Arte e Cultura. ISBN 9789892060200. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
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