Aceh Singkil Regency

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Aceh Singkil Regency
(Kabupaten Aceh Singkil)
Regency
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Dorpsgezicht met militairen Boven Singkil Atjeh TMnr 60039116.jpg
Official seal of Aceh Singkil Regency
Seal
Lokasi Aceh Kabupaten Aceh Singkil.svg
Coordinates: 2°20′N 97°40′E / 2.333°N 97.667°E / 2.333; 97.667Coordinates: 2°20′N 97°40′E / 2.333°N 97.667°E / 2.333; 97.667
Country Indonesia
Province Aceh
Regency 1999
Capital Singkil
Area
 • Total 2,185.00 km2 (843.63 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 107,921
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.acehsingkilkab.go.id/

Aceh Singkil Regency is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in the Aceh province of Indonesia. It is situated largely on the island of Sumatra, but also includes the offshore Banyak Islands, the largest of which is Tuangku (Great Banyak), with the principal town of Alaban. The seat of the regency government is at Singkil on the Sumatra coast.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The regency is divided administratively into ten districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[1]

Name Population
Census 2010[2]
Pulau Banyak
(Banyak Islands)
6,570
Singkil 16,292
Singkil Utara
(North Singkil)
8,918
Kuala Baru 2,173
Simpang Kanan 12,716
Gunung Meriah 30,630
Danau Paris 6,622
Suro 7,559
Singkohor 5,309
Kota Baharu 5,720

Tourism - Banyak Islands[edit]

"Banyak" means "many" because there are 99 islands, of which only a few are inhabited. Yachts from Nias Island or directly from abroad carries foreign tourists to Big Palambak Island or Small Palambak Island to take fresh water and snorkelling. Tailena Island, Rago-rago Island, Panjang (Long) Island and Matahari (Sun) Island are also suitable for scuba diving, while in Tuwanku (My Master) Island a conservation of Penyu Hijau (Chelonia Mydas) and Penyu Belimbing (Dermochelys coriacea) is established.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Yarmen Dinamika (February 2, 2014). "Pulau Banyak Bertabur Pesona". 

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