West Timor

West Timor (Indonesian: Timor Barat) is the western and Indonesian portion of the island of Timor and part of the province of East Nusa Tenggara, (Indonesian: Nusa Tenggara Timur).

During the colonial period it was known as "Dutch Timor" and was a centre of Dutch loyalists during the Indonesian National Revolution (1945–1949). From 1949 to 1975 it was known as "Indonesian Timor".

Read more about West Timor:  History, Geography, Administration, Population, Economy

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8th Division (Australia) - History - Timor
... In 1941, the island of Timor was divided into two territories under different colonial powers Portuguese Timor and West Timor part of the Dutch East Indies ... in the event of Japan entering World War II, Australia would provide forces to reinforce West Timor ... composed of the 2/2nd Independent Company and Dutch forces occupied Portuguese Timor, without any resistance being offered by the Portuguese Army or officials the civilian ...
... Sonba'i, or Sonbait) was an Indonesian princely dynasty that reigned over various parts of West Timor from at least the 17th century until the 1950s ... prestigious princedom of the Atoni people of West Timor, and is the subject of many myths and stories ... According to most legends, Sonbai originated from Wehali in the Tetun-speaking central parts of Timor, the classical political and cultural centre of gravitation on Timor ...
Timor Languages - History
... See also History of East Timor and History of Indonesia The earliest historical record about Timor island is 14th century Nagarakretagama, Canto 14, that identify Timur as an island within Majapahit's realm ... Timor was incorporated into ancient Javanese, Chinese and Indian trading networks of the 14th century as an exporter of aromatic sandalwood, slaves, honey and wax, and was ... island with a European settlement at the time, Timor was the destination of William Bligh and seamen loyal to him following the infamous mutiny on the ...
Cyclone Inigo - Impact
... flash flooding and mudslides, primarily in Flores but also on West Timor and Sumba ... The Oessao River in West Timor exceeded its banks, which flooded seven villages ... In Kupang in West Timor, the system destroyed hundreds of homes and large fields of corn, bean, and rice crop ...
West Timor - Economy
... West Timor has an average unemployment rate of 2.39%. 30% of the population lived below the poverty line in 1998 as of 2012, it stays at 30% ...

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