Flag of East Timor

timor leste flag

Bandeira de Timor-Leste

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (República Democrática de Timor-Leste / Repúblika Demokrátika de Timór-Leste) also known as East Timor is an island country in Southeast Asia. Located north of Australia it is made up of half of the island of Timor the Oecusse exclave of the island and the minor islands of Atauro and Jaco. Its official languages are Portuguese and Tetuma. The capital and largest city is Dili.

The national flag of East Timor has been in use since 1975 and was officially adopted after independence in 2002. It consists of a red field with the black triangle superimposed over an elongated yellow triangle on the left side. A five-pointed white star in the center features centrally on the black triangle.

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