Ermera District

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Flag of Ermera
Map of East Timor highlighting Ermera District
Map of East Timor highlighting Ermera District
Coordinates: 8°50′S 125°23′E / 8.833°S 125.383°E / -8.833; 125.383Coordinates: 8°50′S 125°23′E / 8.833°S 125.383°E / -8.833; 125.383
Country  East Timor
Capital Gleno
Subdistricts Atsabe, Ermera, Hatulia,
Letefoho, Railaco
 • Total 768 km2 (297 sq mi)
Area rank 10th
Population (2010)
 • Total 114,635
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
 • Density rank 2nd
 • Total 21,165 (as of 2004)
 • Rank 3rd
Time zone UTC+9
ISO 3166 code TL-ER
Hot springs of Marobo

Ermera is one of the districts of East Timor, located in the west-central part of the country. It has a population of 103,169 (Census 2004) and an area of 746 km2. Its capital is Gleno, which is located 30 km to the southwest of the national capital, Dili. The city of Ermera, also known as Vila Ermera, lies 58 km from the capital along the same road. In Marobo (Atsabe Subdistrict) are the remains of a hot springs bath from colonial times. The pool is still in use.[1]

Ermera is one of only two land-locked districts in East Timor, the other being Aileu. It borders Liquiçá District to the north, Dili District to the northeast, Aileu District to the east, Ainaro District to the southeast, and Bobonaro District to the west.

The district was identical to that of the same name in Portuguese Timor.

Subdivisions of Ermera
Cities of Ermera


Its subdistricts are Atsabe Subdistrict, Ermera Subdistrict, Hatulia Subdistrict, Letefoho Subdistrict and Railaco Subdistrict.