About Timor Leste

Timor Leste, Asia's Newest Nation as recognized by the United Nations, is a small country in Maritime Southeast Asia. Located close to Indonesia, Timor Leste, also known as East Timor, has an area of 5,400 sq miles that was colonized by Portugal in the 16th century. Following the United Nations-sponsored act of self-determination, Timor Leste became the first new sovereign state of the 21st century on May 20, 2002.

A great deal of information about Timor Leste is available on the Internet. The following book provides a thorough historical perspective on Timor Leste.

Book: “Timor-Leste: The History and Development of Asia's Newest Nation”, June 2014, by Abraham Joseph and Takako Hamaguchi, ISBN-13: 978-0739191200.