East Aceh Regency

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East Aceh Regency
Regency
Lokasi Aceh Kabupaten Aceh Timur.svg
Country Indonesia
Province Aceh
Regency 1956
Capital Idi Rayeuk
Area
 • Total 6,906 km2 (2,666 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 628,288
 • Density 91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.aceh-timur.go.id/

East Aceh Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Aceh Timur) is a regency in eastern Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. The regency covers an area of 6906 square kilometres and according to the 2000 census had a population of 628,288 people.[1]

The regency borders the Malacca Strait to the north and east, Langsa to the south, and North Aceh Regency to the west.

Economy[edit]

This regency is rich in petroleum, more so than the North Aceh and Aceh Tamiang regencies. Fishing employs many people in the regency but little of its is exported; people depend on it for food.[2] The main fishing centre in the regency is in Idl. The regency also has several food-plant based industries producing tofu, tempeh and sun-dried banana chips.[2] Some areas are under plantation exploitation for palm oil and rubber, although there is only one state-owned company (TPN I) operating in the area. Plantations also produce cacao and chocolate and in the Lokop area iron ore and lead is mined.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The regency is divided administratively into 21 districts (kecamatan):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seta,William J. Atlas Lengkap Indonesia dan Dunia (untuk SD, SMP, SMU, dan Umum). Pustaka Widyatama. p. 7. ISBN 979-610-232-3. 
  2. ^ a b c "Aceh Timur". Aceh Investment and Promotion Board. February 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 

Coordinates: 4°37′N 97°37′E / 4.617°N 97.617°E / 4.617; 97.617