The capital city of Timor Lorosae (formerly East Timor) is Dili.
Most of the people of Timor Lorosae are Roman
Catholics. Timor Lorosae was annexed by Indonesia in December 7, 1975 and became the 27th
province of Republic of Indonesia until October 1999. Before that, Timor Lorosae was
colonized by Portuguese for 400 years. After President Suharto was forced to resign, the
next president, B.J. Habibie, allowed the people of Timor Lorosae to vote. On August 30,
1999, more than 78% of them chose independence. However, following the vote, the
Indonesian military and their militias killed thousands people, towns, houses, and other
infrastructures were burnt. More than a quarter million people were taken forcibly to West
Timor, Indonesia, and lived in refuge camps.
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