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Timor-Leste Population and religion percentage

East Timor or Timor-Leste, officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is an island country in Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecusse, an exclave on the northwestern side of the island surrounded by Indonesian West Timor.

As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the estimated population of Timor-Leste in 2024 is 1,379,883 (13.80 Lakh)

 Timor-Leste 2024 Population
Total Population1,379,883
Land Area 14,919 sq. km (5,760 sq. mi)
Pop. Density89 people/sq. km
Capital City Dili
Fertility Rate* 4.10
Infant mortality rate ** 31.6
Median Age  20.8 Years
Life Expectancy 70.18 years
Urban Population 32%

Source: UN World Population Prospects

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Timor-Leste

Christianity is the majority religion in East Timor and 99% practice Christianity.  As per the census report, 98% of the population is Catholic; 1.2% Protestant; 0.3% Muslim; 0.08% Traditional; 0.05% Buddhist; 0.02% Hindu, and 0.08% other religions.

Religion percentage in East Timor 

ReligionPercent
Catholicism 98.00%
Protestantism 1.20%
Islam  0.30%
Others 0.50%

Source: Census reports

Top Cities in Timor-Leste by Population
#CityPopulation
1Dili  150,000
2Maliana22,000
3Suai  21,539
4Likisá 19,000
5Aileu  wikipedia article, Aileu17,356
6Lospalos 17,186
7Maubara  16,300
8Baucau  16,000
9Venilale  16,000
10Ainaro  12,000
11Gleno  8,133
12Same 7,500
Population of Timor-Leste 2024 | Religion in Timor-Leste