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Timor-Leste's Information

Flag of Timor-Leste
Land Area 14,874 km2
Total Area 14,874km2 (#154)
Population 1,261,072 (#156)
Population Density 84.78/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $4.98 Billion
GDP Per Capita $4,200
Currency Dollar (USD)

East Timor famous natives

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Mari Alkatiri former prime minister
  • Eusebio de Almeida football player
  • Aguida Amaral athlete
  • Francisco Xavier do Amaral former president
  • Fernando de Araujo former acting president
  • Leonel da Silva Araujo football player
  • Martinho de Araujo weightlifter
B - C
  • Arsenio Bano politician
  • Anggisu Barbosa football player
  • Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo Roman Catholic Bishop, Nobel laureate
  • Miro Baldo Bento football player
  • Cipriano Branco football player
  • Joao Bosco Cabral football player
  • Luis Cardoso writer
  • Salvador Carlos football player
  • Chiquito Filipe do Carmo football player
  • Manuel Viegas Carrascalao politician
  • Joao Viegas Carrascalao politician
  • Francisco Borja da Costa composer of national anthem of Democratic Republic of East Timor, poet
  • Zacarias da Costa politician, diplomat
  • Marcelino Da Costa Fernandes football player
F - O
  • Vicente Ramos Freitas football player
  • Lamberto Gama football player
  • Jose Alexandre "Xanana" Gusmao militant, former president, prime minister
  • Adalgisa Magno Guterres politician
  • Francisco Guterres politician
  • Jose Luis Guterres politician, diplomat
  • Vicente Guterres former acting president
  • Diamantino Leong football player
  • Lucia Lobato politician
  • Nicolau dos Reis Lobato national hero, former prime minister
  • Rogerio Lobato politician
  • Aniceto Guterres Lopez lawyer
  • Martinho da Costa Lopez priest
  • Nando football player
  • Manuel Magalhaes de Oliveira CNRT leader
  • Eduardo Pereira football player
  • Jose Joao Pereira football player

P - R

  • Alfredo Pires politician
  • Emilia Pires minister of finance
  • Ana Pessoa Pinto prosecutor general, member of national parliament
  • Jose Ramos-Horta president, former prime minister, lawyer
  • Alfredo Reinado military major
  • Taur Matan Ruak former commander, president
  • Gastao Salsinha leader of rebel movement
  • Nino Konis Santana freedom fighter
  • Avelino Coelho da Silva politician
  • Emilio da Silva football player
  • Estanislau da Silva former acting prime minister, member of parliament
  • Idelfonso da Silva football player
  • Juvitu da Silva football player
  • Elijeu De Jesus Belo Soares football player
  • Jose Abilio Osorio Soares former governor
  • Miguel Santos Soares football player
  • Fernando Sylvan poet, writer
T - X
  • Manuel Tilman politician, lawyer, professor
  • Gil da Cruz Trindade athlete
  • Claudio de Jesus Ximenes judge
  • Carlos Mateus Ximenez football player
  • Mariana Diaz Ximenez athlete

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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