🇹🇱 Liquiçá is a coastal city in East Timor, 32 km to the west of Dili, the national capital. During the leadup to the referendum on independence, most of the buildings in the city were destroyed. Only a few buildings from the Portuguese and Indonesian times remain. Most of the inhabitants speak Tocodede. Starting in 1999, it became the district headquarters for the International Police, assigned there by UNTAET, under the United Nations. It also was the home base of operations for the UNTAET Crime Scene Detachment.
Liquiçá has a population of over 19,000 people. Liquiçá also forms the centre of the wider Liquiçá Municipality which has a population of over 71,927 people.