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The municipality of Cova Lima in the center of which the Raiketan flows

The municipality of Cova Lima in the center of which the Raiketan flows

location East Timor
River system Raiketan
Drain over Timor Sea  → Indian Ocean
confluence on the border between Cova Lima and Bobonaro
9 ° 10 ′ 45 ″  S , 125 ° 13 ′ 46 ″  E
muzzle in the Timor Sea coordinates: 9 ° 17 ′ 42 "  S , 125 ° 20 ′ 42"  E 9 ° 17 ′ 42 "  S , 125 ° 20 ′ 42"  E

Left tributaries Silac
Right tributaries Lotula, Latil
Communities Ila , Hasain

The Raiketan ( tetum Mota Raiketan ) is a river in the southwest of East Timor .


The Raiketan arises from the confluence of the coming from the north Silac and from the West coming Lotula where the Sucos Holpilat ( community Cova Lima ), Deudet and Lebos (municipality Bobonaro ) meet. At first it is called Ruiketan and flows in a southeast direction as a border river between Holpilat in the west and the Sucos Deudet and Opa in the east. A tributary into the Lotula is the Latil , which comes from Lebos . The Lotula rises in the border area between Holpilat and Lebos. The Silac is the border river between Lebos and Deudet. Its sources are close to the point where the sucos Deudet, Lebos and Lontas meet.

As soon as the Ruiketan forms the border river between the Sucos Belecasac and Labarai , it is called Raiketan. The river crosses Labarai at a narrow point and then forms the northeast boundary of the sucos Camenaças to Labarai, until it finally flows into the Timor Sea.

The lower reaches of the Raiketan threaten the region with flooding.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Timor-Leste GIS-Portal ( Memento from June 30, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  2. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Flood Hazard Map, Timor-Leste, October 31, 2007 ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 808 kB), accessed on April 13, 2013 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / unmit.unmissions.org