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Liquiça district located on the northern coast of the country, situated 35 km west of Dili. It borders the districts of Bobonaro and Ermera to the south, Dili to the east and the Savu Sea to the northwest. It has a population of 63,403 inhabitants (Census 2010) and an area of 543 km2.

Liquiça for much of the year has a dry, arid appearance. The rains generally from November to April bring about a conversion to a soft green cover. The present rainy season (from November till end of April) has seen less precipitation than last year.

The district has predominantly lowland and fertile soils ideal for cultivation where traditional agriculture is practiced, a coastal plain and a fairly sharp transition to mountainous areas involving very steep slopes that are environmentally fragile.

Few of Timor's rivers are permanent water courses. Most have their sources in the central highlands, where seasonal conditions make them an important influence on the islands environment. In the wet season, after consistent rain, they become broad, fast-flowing streams carrying silt and rock. The latter cause the beds to build up and flooding from overflow is commonplace. Only Loes is a permanent stream in Liquiça. In the dry season the rivers convert to stony creeks.

The rocky beach is one of the main attractions for tourists in Liquiça.