Timor-Leste: Introduction

Timor-Leste is a country located in Southeastern Asia bordering the Ombai Strait, Wetar Strait, and the Banda Sea. It comprises the eastern half and a northwest enclave of the island of Timor and the islands of Pulau Atauro and Pulau Jaco. Timor-Leste occupies the island of Timor with Indonesia. The geography of Timor-Leste is mountainous. The government system is a republic; the chief of state is the president, and the head of government is the prime minister. Timor-Leste has a mixed economy in which there is limited private freedom, but the economy remains highly controlled by the government.

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