Location of Sabang in Aceh
|• Mayor||Zulkffi H Adam|
|• Total||153 km2 (59 sq mi)|
|Population (2010)|
|Time zone||WIB (UTC+7)|
|Area code(s)||+62 652|
Sabang is a city consisting of an island (Weh Island) and several smaller islands off the northern tip of Sumatra. The islands form a regency within Aceh Special Region, Indonesia. The administrative centre is located on Weh Island, 17 km north of Banda Aceh. The city covers an area of 153 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census had a population of 30,647 people. Sabang is also known as the northernmost and westernmost city in Indonesia, located at 95.5 E, 6.0 N.
The Japanese occupied the island and installed numerous bunkers, fortifications and gun emplacements. Their remnants can still be seen, though most have been re-purposed or removed.
- Klah Island (0.186 km²)
- Rondo Island (0.650 km²)
- Rubiah Island (0.357 km²)
- Seulako Island (0.055 km²)
- Weh Island (121 km²)
The city is divided into two districts (kecamatan): Sukakarya and Sukajaya.
Sabang is served by the Maimun Saleh Airport. The airport is located southeast of the central city on Weh Island.
International sail tourism event
Sabang Municipality hosted an international sail tourism event in September 2011. The sail race was participated in by around 50 ships with 15 crew members each. Besides sailing they visited interesting places packed in a 'tsunami' tourism, visit Gapang and Iboih Beach with enchanting underwater scenery.
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