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Manatuto is located in East Timor
Location in East Timor
Coordinates: 8°30′44″S 126°00′57″E / 8.51222°S 126.01583°E / -8.51222; 126.01583Coordinates: 8°30′44″S 126°00′57″E / 8.51222°S 126.01583°E / -8.51222; 126.01583
Country  East Timor
District Manatuto District
Subdistrict Manatuto Subdistrict
 • Total 271.38 km2 (104.78 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,692
 • Density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Climate BSh

Manatuto is a city of Manatuto District, East Timor.

Manatuto Vila has 3,692 inhabitants (Census 2015) and is capital of the subdistrict and district Manatuto. It is on the north coast of Timor, located 64 km to the east of Dili, the national capital, on the way to Baucau. The capital is known for its salt production and abundance of tamarind.

The town of Manatuto suffered an excessive amount of damage and high murder rate in 1999 compared to other locations.[citation needed] The town is still being re-built.[citation needed]


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