Tono River

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Tono River estuary

The Tono River is the main river in Oecusse District, an exclave of East Timor. The river flows north, through the center of the district into the Sawu Sea, reaching the sea near Lifau. The area is the main rice producing place in Oecusse.

East Timor Country in Maritime Southeast Asia

East Timor or Timor-Leste, officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, is a country in Maritime Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecusse, an exclave on the northwestern side of the island surrounded by Indonesian West Timor. Australia is the country's southern neighbour, separated by the Timor Sea. The country's size is about 15,410 km2.

Lifau Place in Oecusse District, Timor-Leste

Lifau is a village and suco in the East Timor exclave of Oecusse District. The village is located west of the mouth of the Tono River. 1,938 people live in the suco.

In June 2017 the Noefefan Bridge was inaugurated over the Tono River. The 380-meter-long bridge connects Citrana, Passabe and other isolated regions west of the Tono River to the regional capital of Pante Macassar, providing them permanent access to markets, the ferry and airport, even on the rainy season (November to April). [1]

Noefefan Bridge bridge in East Timor

The Noefefan Bridge is a bridge over the Tono River, in Oecusse, East Timor. It was inaugurated on 10th June 2017 by the president of Timor-Leste, Francisco Guterres.

Citrana is a small town in the East Timor exclave of Oecusse District. It is located in the far west of the exclave, close to the mouth of the Noel Besi River, which forms part of the border with Indonesia.


Passabe is a small village (sulo) in Passabe Subdistrict,near the Indonesian border. It was the site of a massacre of East Timor by pro-Indonesia militias in the follow-up to the 1999 referendum for East Timor's independence.

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Coordinates: 9°12′56″S124°18′54″E / 9.21556°S 124.31500°E / -9.21556; 124.31500

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