Timor-Leste population: 1,310,151

Timor-Leste is a country that is located in the Southeast Asian region. It is officially recorded as the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Another name can also call this country, and that is East Timor. This is a neighbor country of Australia, and these countries share the Timor sea a the border. The country occupies a space of around 15007 square kilometers. This one of the most important countries in the Indonesian region.

Largest cities

There are several large cities, towns, and villages in the country. Some of the biggest cities, towns, and villages are- Aileu, Ainaro, Baucau, Bobonaro, Cova Lima, Dili, Ermera, Lautem, Liquica, Manatuto, Manufahi, Oecusse, Viqueque, Atauro Island, etc. Dili is regarded as the capital of the country.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Dili 150,000
Maliana 22,000
Suai 21,539
Likisa 19,000
Aileu 17,356
Lospalos 17,186
Maubara 16,300
Venilale 16,000
Baukau 16,000

Timor-Leste population History

The country has an entire population of 1.1 million. The population of this country is quite high with respect to its size. Timor-Leste has a high population density and the population density of this country is 78 people per square kilometer. The country holds the 156th position in the list of countries with higher populations.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 1,318,445 1.96% 25,326 -5,385 20.8 4.1 89 32.80% 432,649 0.02% 7,794,798,739 156
2019 1,293,119 1.98% 25,145 -5,385 19.8 4.34 87 32.40% 418,517 0.02% 7,713,468,100 156
2018 1,267,974 1.99% 24,716 -5,385 19.8 4.34 85 31.90% 404,880 0.02% 7,631,091,040 156
2017 1,243,258 1.97% 23,970 -5,385 19.8 4.34 84 31.50% 391,642 0.02% 7,547,858,925 157
2016 1,219,288 1.92% 22,986 -5,385 19.8 4.34 82 31.10% 378,697 0.02% 7,464,022,049 156
2015 1,196,302 1.81% 20,556 -5,606 19.6 4.4 80 30.60% 365,966 0.02% 7,379,797,139 156
2010 1,093,523 1.90% 19,678 -7,615 18.2 5.3 74 28.10% 307,717 0.02% 6,956,823,603 157
2005 995,135 2.39% 22,154 -5,574 17.6 6.25 67 26.90% 267,304 0.02% 6,541,907,027 156
2000 884,366 0.93% 8,006 -16,315 17.6 5.8 59 23.90% 211,480 0.01% 6,143,493,823 156
1995 844,334 2.73% 21,304 0 20.4 5.6 57 23.30% 196,370 0.01% 5,744,212,979 156
1990 737,814 2.35% 16,152 0 20.6 5.4 50 21.20% 156,717 0.01% 5,327,231,061 157
1985 657,053 1.84% 11,430 0 20.1 5.5 44 18.80% 123,808 0.01% 4,870,921,740 158
1980 599,905 -0.95% -5,864 -10,280 19.4 5 40 16.10% 96,847 0.01% 4,458,003,514 157
1975 629,227 1.94% 11,532 0 19.7 5.5 42 15.40% 97,038 0.02% 4,079,480,606 154
1970 571,565 1.92% 10,376 0 19.9 5.8 38 13.60% 77,977 0.02% 3,700,437,046 154
1965 519,686 1.83% 9,031 0 19.4 6.2 35 12.00% 62,237 0.02% 3,339,583,597 154
1960 474,532 1.56% 7,062 0 18.9 6.4 32 10.60% 50,449 0.02% 3,034,949,748 154
1955 439,223 1.15% 4,893 0 18.4 6.55 30 10.50% 46,096 0.02% 2,773,019,936 154

Timor-Leste population forecast

In the case of population growth, the country has a good rate. The population growth rate of Timor-Leste is 1.96% every year. With the same rate, the country will be achieving a population of 1.46 million people within the next 10 years.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 1,318,445 1.96% 24,429 -5,385 20.8 4.1 89 32.80% 432,649 0.02% 7,794,798,739 156
2025 1,446,506 1.87% 25,612 -5,000 21.9 4.1 97 35.30% 510,529 0.02% 8,184,437,460 154
2030 1,574,057 1.70% 25,510 -5,000 23.1 4.1 106 38.10% 600,140 0.02% 8,548,487,400 154
2035 1,695,764 1.50% 24,341 -5,000 24.1 4.1 114 41.30% 700,738 0.02% 8,887,524,213 153
2040 1,809,275 1.30% 22,702 -5,000 25.2 4.1 122 44.80% 811,286 0.02% 9,198,847,240 153
2045 1,916,110 1.15% 21,367 -5,000 26.8 4.1 129 48.60% 930,947 0.02% 9,481,803,274 153
2050 2,019,291 1.05% 20,636 28.3 4.1 136 52.40% 1,058,997 0.02% 9,735,033,990 151

Timor-Leste demographics

The people of this country are known as Timorese. Some of the people are also known as Maubere.

Tetum is the former official language of the country. Portuguese is also recorded as the secondary official language over here. There are various different languages in this country. Some of the languages are- Atauru, Baikeno, Bekais, Bunak, Fataluku, Galoli, Habun, Idalaka, Kawaimina, Kemak, Makuva, Mambai, Tokodede, Makalero, Makasae, etc.

Timor-Leste religion and politics

The main religion that is observed in this country is Christianity. Mainly, 97% of this country are the followers of the Roman Catholic Church. The rest of the population is the followers of other religions.

This is a unitary semi-presidential country. The people of the country select the new president every five years through elections. The country has a prime minister. The prime minister has all the authority to control the government.

Timor-Leste economy

The economy of this country is not much developed. The country produces almost 3.2 billion dollars as GDP every year. The county has undergone good progress in the economy in the last few years.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%