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Village in the sub-district of Maliana
Village in the sub-district of Maliana
Subdistrict and city of Maliana
Subdistrict and city of Maliana
Maliana is located in East Timor
Location in East Timor
Coordinates: 8°59′30″S 125°13′11″E / 8.99167°S 125.21972°E / -8.99167; 125.21972
Country  East Timor
District Bobonaro
 • Total 239.35 km2 (92.41 sq mi)
Elevation 402 m (1,319 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 25,534
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)

Maliana is a city in East Timor, 149 km southwest of Dili, the national capital. It has a population of 22,000. It is the capital of the district of Bobonaro and Maliana Subdistrict, and is located just a few kilometers from the border with Indonesia. It is also the see city of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Maliana, which was formed by Pope Benedict XVI with territory taken from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dili.

Maliana has the potential of an Agriculture sector, especially rice production. The majority of Maliana's population is heavily dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, this is because rice became the preferred staple food among many Timorese. Most of the population are farmers cultivating rice and maize. During Indonesian occupation, Maliana became a rice barn town to support other districts in East Timor, and export to other places in Western Timor of Indonesia.

Maliana has seven villages consisting of Lahomea, Holsa, Ritabou, Odomau, Raifun, Tapo-Memo and Saburai. There are two main sources of water irrigation that supply water to paddy fields such Bulobu River,Nunura River, Malibaka and Bui Pira river. Bunak and Kemak are the native dialects of Maliana but most people understand and speak Tetum. Maliana had one of the preferred schools during Portuguese occupation, known as Collegio Infante sagres. This was under a catholic mission and many East Timor educated people have graduated from this senior high School.

Coordinates: 8°59′S 125°13′E / 8.983°S 125.217°E / -8.983; 125.217

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The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:07:30 -0700

Justice eluded the survivors and family members of the Hashimpura massacre with the trial court acquitting all the accused Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel last week. It seems a similar fate awaits Maliana village, where 72 Muslims were killed ...
Fiji Times
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:11:15 -0700

... Akeneta Leba (Natabua), Francine Lockington (Jasper), Miliana Seru (Jasper), Anaseini Ravuinadi (Jasper), Keasi Gale (Jasper), Adi Mere Derenalagi (Jasper), Sampili Nakalevu (Jasper), Eseta Catherine Tuinakelo (Jasper), Maliana Rusivakula (Jasper), ...

Fiji Times

Fiji Times
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 13:37:30 -0700

Sowane said some of the players to watch out for the future were 14-year olds Lani Naisamu, Mela Tuidraki and Maliana Rusivakula the younger sister of national rep Afa Rusivakula. "Our GK, Lani Naisamu for example is only 14 years old and last year she ...
Times of India
Mon, 07 Sep 2015 10:37:30 -0700

Officials auditing files related to lanes construction in ward three of Maliana found, while examining a voucher dated July 4, that the chief engineer of engineering department had approved payment on the basis of a sample report. While the work order ...
Milli Gazette
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 09:07:30 -0700

New Delhi, 21 March 2015: “The acquittal of all the surviving accused in the Hashimpura-Maliana massacre of 1987 is a murder of justice and a black day in the history of India,” said Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e ...

La Nuova Ferrara

La Nuova Ferrara
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 03:18:45 -0700

E in effetti le nazionalità prevalenti tra i nostri richiedenti asilo sono nigeriana, maliana, gambiana, etiope, in generale centro africane. Da cosa scappano, dunque, se il focus dei conflitti è altrove? Sono migranti economici che non dovrebbero ...


Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:06:55 -0700

A cantora cabo-verdiana Elida Almeida é finalista no Concurso Découvertes RFI 2015, cujo júri presidido pela cantora maliana Oumou Sangaré, vai escolher a 17 de Novembro o vencedor, mas os internautas podem votar até 30 de Outubro através do site ...

RSI.ch Informazione

RSI.ch Informazione
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:07:30 -0700

Ahmad al Mahdi al Faqi, questo il nome del sospettato comandante della brigata Hesbah, legata ad al Qaeda, avrebbe commesso i crimini nel 2012, quando un gruppo tuareg prese il controllo della città maliana, oggi patrimonio mondiale dell'UNESCO, ...

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