Population: 1.8 million
Percentage in Poverty: 80%
West Timor is the western end of the island of Timor and is part of Indonesia. Once part of the Dutch colony the strong Dutch presence meant it was known as “Dutch Indonesia”. It has a strong Roman Catholic and Protestant presence. Most of the population, which has mainly Papuan, Polynesian or Malay origins, relies on agriculture for its income. Maize is the main crop while rice and coffee are also produced while timber is also harvested though not on a large commercial basis.