Ossu (East Timor)

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Sta. Teresinha do Menino Jesus
Viqueque District

Ossu is a town in Ossu Subdistrict, Viqueque District, East Timor. Located 622 meters (2,041 ft) above sea level it lies approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) in a straight line north of the district capital of Viqueque and about 91 kilometres (57 mi) southeast of the capital Dili. Ossu is surrounded by several mountains: the Monte Mundo Perdido in the west, the Builo in the south, the Matebian massif in the east and the Fatu Laritame the north.

In the village there is a community health center, a helipad, a primary school, a pre-secondary school and a secondary school, the Sta. Teresina Colegio.[1] There is the Catholic parish church of Sta. Teresinha do Menino Jesus (Teresa of the Child Jesus), which was inaugurated on 30 November 2012, in the town.


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Coordinates: 8°44′S 126°22′E / 8.733°S 126.367°E / -8.733; 126.367