Timor-Leste, also known as East Timor, is a small island nation located in Southeast Asia. It has a population of around 1.3 million people and a land area of approximately 14,000 square kilometers. The official languages are Tetum and Portuguese, and the country has a diverse culture influenced by its history of colonization and its strategic location in the region. Timor-Leste gained independence from Indonesia in 2002, after a long struggle for self-determination, and has since been working to rebuild and develop its economy and infrastructure. The country is known for its beautiful beaches, lush forests, and rich marine resources, and is a popular destination for diving and snorkeling.