Aceh Singkil Regency

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Aceh Singkil Regency

Kabupaten Aceh Singkil
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Dorpsgezicht met militairen Boven Singkil Atjeh TMnr 60039116.jpg
Official seal of Aceh Singkil Regency
Seal
Location within Aceh
Location within Aceh
Aceh Singkil Regency is located in Northern Sumatra
Aceh Singkil Regency
Aceh Singkil Regency
Location in Northern Sumatra, Sumatra and Indonesia
Aceh Singkil Regency is located in Sumatra
Aceh Singkil Regency
Aceh Singkil Regency
Aceh Singkil Regency (Sumatra)
Aceh Singkil Regency is located in Indonesia
Aceh Singkil Regency
Aceh Singkil Regency
Aceh Singkil Regency (Indonesia)
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
CountryIndonesia
RegionSumatra
ProvinceAceh
Established1999
Regency seatSingkil
Government
 • RegentDulmusrid
 • Vice RegentSazali
Area
 • Total1,857.88 km2 (717.33 sq mi)
Population
 (mid 2019)[1]
 • Total122,100
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 658
Websiteacehsingkilkab.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. It covers an area of 1,857.88 km2, and had a population of 102,509 at the 2010 Census, rising to 114,326 at the 2015 Census; the latest official estimate (as at mid 2019) is 122,100.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

At the time of the 2010 Census, the regency was divided administratively into ten districts (kecamatan). Subsequent to 2010, the Banjak Islands District was divided into two, with a new Western Banjak Islands District (Kecamatan Pulau Banjak Barat) being carved out of the existing district. The districts are listed below with their areas and populations at the 2010 Census,[3] and the estimated populations in 2017.[4]

Name Area
in km2
Population
Census 2010[5]
Population
Estimate 2017[6]
Pulau Banyak
(Banyak Islands)
15.02 6,570 4,565
Pulau Banyak Barat
(Western Banyak Islands)
278.63 (a) 3,094
Singkil 135.94 16,292 18,990
Singkil Utara
(North Singkil)
142.23 8,918 10,395
Kuala Baru 45.83 2,173 2,533
Simpang Kanan 289.96 12,716 14,822
Gunung Meriah 224.30 30,630 35,704
Danau Paris 206.04 6,622 7,719
Suro Makmur 127.60 7,559 8,811
Singkohor 159.63 5,309 6,189
Kota Baharu 232.69 5,720 6,667

Note:
(a) The 2010 population of Pulau Banyak Barat District is included in the 2010 figure for Pulau Banyak District, from which it was split out.

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.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  5. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  6. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  7. ^ Yarmen Dinamika (February 2, 2014). "Pulau Banyak Bertabur Pesona".

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