Soe, Timor

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Soe is located in Timor
Location in Indonesia
Soe is located in Indonesia
Soe (Indonesia)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 9°52′S 124°17′E / 9.867°S 124.283°E / -9.867; 124.283
Country Indonesia
Region Lesser Sunda Islands
Province East Nusa Tenggara
Territory West Timor
Regency South Central Timor
Elevation 2,600 ft (800 m)
Population (2004)
 • Total 27,700
Time zone CIT (UTC+8)

Soe (sometimes seen as SoE) is the capital of the South Central Timor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. Soe is located on Timor Island.

It was heavily bombed in 1944 during the second world war [1][2]

Water supplies for the locality have been a problem for a considerable time, despite aid to assist with dams and other means of finding water [3]

The city has about 27,700 inhabitants (2004).[4] The elevation here is about 800 m.[5]

Soe can be a base for tourists for trips to other locations. Oinlasi, Boti, Niki Niki and Kapan are reachable from Soe.

It is on the route (via Kapan) to the highest mountain in West Timor Mount Mutis.


  1. ^ "ATTACK ON TIMOR". Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1950). WA: National Library of Australia. 18 April 1944. p. 2. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "ENEMY AIRSTRIPS". Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1950). WA: National Library of Australia. 12 September 1944. p. 2. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Hehanussa, P. E (1984), Sumberdaya air di daerah Soe, Timor tengah bagian selatan, Lembaga Geologi dan Pertambangan Nasional, Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia, 1984, retrieved 17 January 2014 
  4. ^ wolframalpha
  5. ^ Peter Turner (1997), Lonely Planet Indonesia (5th ed.), Lonely Planet Publications, ISBN 978-0-86442-454-9  pp.725-728