Dili is the name of one of the 13 districts of East Timor, which includes the national capital Dili. It has a population of 167,777 (2004census), most of whom live in the capital city. The district has an area of 372 km<sup>2</sup>. The district is the same as what was the council of the same name in Portuguese Timor.
Dili is the smallest district in East Timor, but it has the highest population. It lies on the north coast of the island of Timor on the Savu Sea. It borders the districts of Manatuto to the east, Aileu to the south, and Liquiçá to the west. Atauro Island, to the north of the district opposite the capital, is one of the subdistricts.
Dili is the economic and political center of East Timor.