Lospalos

Lospalos

Lospalos (sometimes mistakenly written Los Palos) is a city in East Timor, 248 km to the east of Dili, the national capital. Lospalos has a population of 28,000 and is the capital of the district of Lautém.

Internationally, the city is incorrectly called Los Palos, suggesting that its name is of Spanish origin. In fact, it is derived from Lohoasupala, its name in Fataluku, the local Papuan language, although nowadays Fataluku speakers use the name Lospala. The correct name in English, as well Portuguese and Tetum, the official languages of East Timor, is Lospalos.

Lospalos is the birth city of the co-founder and president of the party APODETI, Frederico Almeida Santos Costa.

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