Timor-Leste, generally known in English as East Timor, is a former Portuguese colony on Timor, the southeasternmost major island of the Indonesian archipelago. Colonized in the 16th century, Timor Leste was a remnant of the once-extensive Portuguese holdings in the Indies. Indonesian troops seized the country when Portugal withdrew in 1975. This led to a long struggle for independence, which was finally achieved in 2002.
Timor-Leste has a population of more than 1.1 million. Dili, located on the north coast, is the capital and the only major port.
Aids to navigation in Timor-Leste are operated by the Port of Dili, an agency of the Ministry of Transport and Communication.
The Portuguese word for a lighthouse is farol, plural faróis.
ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. Admiralty numbers are from volume Q of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 112.
Jaco Island Light, Jaco Island, 2003
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Colin Trainor
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Posted April 13, 2006. Checked and revised May 10, 2018. Lighthouses: 9. Site copyright 2018 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.