Viqueque District

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Rice fields in Viqueque
Rice fields in Viqueque
Flag of Viqueque
Map of East Timor highlighting Viqueque District
Map of East Timor highlighting Viqueque District
Coordinates: 8°47′S 126°22′E / 8.783°S 126.367°E / -8.783; 126.367Coordinates: 8°47′S 126°22′E / 8.783°S 126.367°E / -8.783; 126.367
Country  East Timor
Capital Viqueque
Subdistricts Lacluta, Ossu, Uato-Lari, Uato Carabau, Viqueque
 • Total 1,877 km2 (725 sq mi)
Area rank 1st
Population (2015)
 • Total 77,402
 • Rank 5th
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Density rank 10th
 • Total 15,115 (as of 2004)
 • Rank 5th
Time zone UTC+9
ISO 3166 code TL-VI

Viqueque (Tetum: Vikeke) is the largest of the districts of East Timor. It has a population of 77,402 (Census 2010) and an area of 1,877 km².[1] The capital of the district is also named Viqueque. The subdistricts are Lacluta,[2] Ossu, Uato-Lari (which was known in Portuguese Timor as Leça, and, in Tetum, is spelled Watulari), Uato Carabau (spelled Watucarbau, in Tetum) and Viqueque. The district was the same in colonial times.

Viqueque is on the south coast of Timor, on the Timor Sea. It borders the districts Baucau to the north, Lautém to the east, and Manatuto to the west.

Viqueque is a homeland of the Malayo-Polynesian language Tetum. In East Timor it is co-official with Portuguese. In the east part of the district live speakers of the Papuan language Makasae.

On the south coast, the people report both myths and possible occurrences of crocodiles.

Subdivisions of Viqueque
Cities and rivers of Viqueque


  1. ^ "VIQUEQUE EM NÚMEROS: ESTATÍSTICA MUNICÍPIO DE VIQUEQUE" (PDF). Statistic Timor-Leste. 2014. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  2. ^ Allison Jess (17 April 2015). "A unique relationship: North East Victoria and East Timor". ABC Goulburn Murray. Retrieved 2017-02-22.