Aceh Jaya Regency

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Aceh Jaya Regency
Calang Aceh Jaya Regency.jpg
Coat of arms of Aceh Jaya Regency
Coat of arms
Lokasi Aceh Kabupaten Aceh Jaya.svg
Coordinates: 4°49′N 95°40′E / 4.817°N 95.667°E / 4.817; 95.667Coordinates: 4°49′N 95°40′E / 4.817°N 95.667°E / 4.817; 95.667
Country Indonesia
Province Aceh
Regency 2002
Capital Calang
 • Total 3,817 km2 (1,474 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 76,892
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

in Aceh Jaya is a regency (kabupaten) of Aceh Special District, Indonesia. The regency covers an area of 3,817 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census had a population of 76,892 people.[1] The seat of the regency is Calang. The main crops grown in the regency are rice, rambutan, durian, orange, water melon, rubber, oil palm and coconut.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The regency is divided administratively into six districts (kecamatan):

  • Jaya (48 villages)
  • Krueng Sabee (16 villages)
  • Panga (19 villages)
  • Sampoiniet (38 villages)
  • Setia Bakti (13 villages)
  • Teunom (13 villages)

2004 earthquake[edit]

On December 26, 2004, the regency was affected by the Indian Ocean earthquake. The Indonesian Government has announced that a rebuilt Calang will be sited further inland, although individual families and businesses are rebuilding at the same location along the coast. By October 2006 substantial parts of the town of Calang have been reconstructed, including a small hotel and a number of restaurants and other businesses. By the end of 2006 a total of 15,000 houses and 57,000 permanent houses had been reconstructed in the regency.[3] Many people along the coast are still in transitional housing but progress has been made by the various local and many international organizations such as the Red Cross and USAID who are assisting with the reconstruction.[3]


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