West TimorWest Timor
is a political region that comprises the western half of Timor
island with the exception of Oecussi-Ambeno
district (which is politically part of East Timor
) and forms a part of the East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur, NTT) province of the country of Indonesia
. West Timor's capital and chief port is Kupang.
During the colonial period it was known as Dutch Timor and was a centre of Dutch loyalists during the Indonesian War of Independence
On September 6th 2000, three UNHCR staff members were attacked and killed in Atambua, a town in West Timor (see Attacks on humanitarian workers).