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Dili District

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Dili District

Rice fields in Dili district

Dili is the name of one of the 13 districts of Timor-Leste, which includes the national capital Dili. It has a population of 234,331 (2010 census), most of whom live in the capital city. The district has an area of 372 km2. The district continued the same name as the council had in Portuguese Timor.

Dili is the smallest district in East Timor, but it has the highest population. It lies on the north coast of the island of Timor on the Savu Sea. It borders the districts of Manatuto to the east, Aileu to the south, and Liquiçá to the west. Atauro Island, to the north of the district opposite the capital, is one of its subdistricts.

Dili is the economic and political center of East Timor.



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