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
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total126,514
 • Density68/km2 (180/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 and to 126,514 at the 2020 Census.[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 2020 Census.[4]

Name Area
in km2
Pop'n
Census 2010[5]
Pop'n
Census 2020[6]
Pulau Banyak
(Banyak Islands)
15.02 6,570 4,562
Pulau Banyak Barat
(Western Banyak Islands)
278.63 (a) 3,078
Singkil 135.94 16,292 19,740
Singkil Utara
(North Singkil)
142.23 8,918 10,533
Kuala Baru 45.83 2,173 2,555
Simpang Kanan 289.96 12,716 15,748
Gunung Meriah 224.30 30,630 39,557
Danau Paris 206.04 6,622 7,883
Suro Makmur 127.60 7,559 8,989
Singkohor 159.63 5,309 7,265
Kota Baharu 232.69 5,720 6,606

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 for 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 area for penyu hijau (green sea turtle) and penyu belimbing (leatherback sea turtle) is established.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2020.
  5. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  6. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  7. ^ Yarmen Dinamika (February 2, 2014). "Pulau Banyak Bertabur Pesona".

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