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Sucos of Aileu District
Sucos of Aileu District
Hoholau is located in East Timor
Location in East Timor
Country  East Timor
District Aileu
Subdistrict Aileu
 • Total 16.72 km2 (6.46 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 766
Time zone UTC +9

Hoholau is a suco in Aileu subdistrict, Aileu District, East Timor.[1] The administrative area covers an area of 16.72 square kilometres and at the time of the 2010 census it had a population of 766 people. [2]


Hoholau lies to the west of the Subdistrikts Aileu and has an area of 16.72 km². To the east is the suco Liurai, to the north the suco Seloi Craic. In the west is the Ermera District, with its sub-districts Ermera (Suco Lauala) and Letefoho (Suco Eraulo). The border to Seloi Craic is largely formed by the Olomasi river. In the north Hoholau is the source of the Manomau river. Both rivers are tributaries of the Gleno. The rivers belong to the system of the Loes River.

Only minor roads lead to Hoholau. To the north lie the villages Mau Uluria (Mauloria), Acolimamate and Ouelae, in the center Fisunia, in the south Manama. In Acolimamate there is a makeshift helipad and an elementary school, the Escola Primaria No. 8 Hoholau.

In Suco Hoholau are the five aldeias Aslimhati, Hatulai, Manubata, Mau and Uluria Saharai.


In 1977, during the war against the Indonesian invaders, the Central Committee of the FRETILIN commanded that the population should be relocated from Hoholau to Lequidoe. 500 residents moves, only a small number remained. A FRETILIN member killed a few people who refused to relocate. They were attacked by the Indonesian army, three people died. In Lequidoe, about 300 people were killed.

during the crisis in East Timor in September 1999, militia members of the AHI ((Aku Hidup dengan Integrasi/Indonesia)) systematically destroyed sucos in Aileu, including Hoholau on 9 September. Houses were burned down and livestock killed .

In the elections of 2004/2005, Soares Duarte was elected Chefe de Suco and in 2009 confirmed in his position.


766 residents live in the suco (2010, in 2004: 806). About 91% of the population give Mambai as their native language. About 8% speak Tetum Prasa.


  2. ^ "Census".  

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