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Overhead Manatuto 11 Oct 09.jpg
Manatuto is located in East Timor
Location in East Timor
Coordinates: 8°30′44″S 126°00′57″E / 8.51222°S 126.01583°E / -8.51222; 126.01583Coordinates: 8°30′44″S 126°00′57″E / 8.51222°S 126.01583°E / -8.51222; 126.01583
Country  Timor-Leste
District Manatuto District
Subdistrict Manatuto
 • Total 271.38 km2 (104.78 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,555
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)

Manatuto is a city and one of the subdistricts of Manatuto District/East Timor.

The city

Manatuto Vila has 1,924 inhabitants (Census 2006) and is capital of the subdistrict and district Manatuto. It is on the north coast of Timor, located 64 km to the east of Dili, the national capital, on the way to Baucau. The capital is known for its salt production and abundance of tamarind.

The town of Manatuto suffered an excessive amount of damage and high murder rate in 1999 compared to other locations.citation needed The town is still being re-built.citation needed

The subdistrict

Map showing city and subdistrict

The subdistrict with 10,449 inhabitants (Census 2004) is divided in six Sucos: Ailili, Aiteas, Cribas, Iliheu, Ma'abat and Sau. The local dialect is Galoli though Tetum is widely known.


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