It is located on the western part of the country and borders Indonesia to the west. It has a population of 59,455 inhabitants (Census 2010) and an area of 1.226 km2. The capital of Cova Lima is Suai which lies 136 km southwest of Dili. Align with oil and gas future development in Timor Leste, Suai is included in one part of implementation of the multi-year Tasi-Mane project where one of the three industrial clusters (Suai Supply Base) will be built there. The start-up projects have been commenced in Suai such as Suai Highway etc.
Furthermore, Suai landscape is also potential for agriculture, horticulture and livestock breeding type of activity.