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, the national capital. Cova Lima district comprises the subdistricts of Fatululik, Fatumean, Fohorem, Zumulai, Maucatar, Suai and Tilomar.
Classical Tais in this area has special names; for Tais Mane (Klar, Duka, Sabunini, dan Halailaran). Tais Feto don't have any.
Tais in same is closely tied with local ceremonies as it were used as dowry in weddings and or as accessories in funeral.