Bireuën Regency

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Bireuën Regency
Official seal of Bireuën Regency
Lokasi Aceh Kabupaten Bireuen.svg
Country Indonesia
Province Aceh
Regency 1999
Capital Bireuën
 • Total 1,889 km2 (729 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 340,271
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 644

Bireuën Regency, is a regency of Aceh, Indonesia. The capital is Bireuën, 105 miles east of the provincial capital, Banda Aceh. The regency covers an area of 1,899 square kilometres and according to the 2000 census had a population of 340,271 people.[1] It is bordered by the Strait of Malacca on the northeast coastline. Bireuen has been affected by the clashes between the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the government.

On 26 December 2004, it was affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.

Administrative divisions[edit]

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

  1. Gandapura
  2. Jangka
  3. Jeunib
  4. Jeumpa
  5. Juli
  6. Kota Juang
  7. Kuala
  8. Kuta Blang
  9. Makmur
  10. Pandrah
  11. Peudada
  12. Peusangan
  13. Peusangan Selatan
  14. Peusangan Siblah Krueng
  15. Peulimbang
  16. Samalanga
  17. Simpang Mamplam


Coordinates: 4°40′00″N 97°40′00″E / 4.66667°N 97.6667°E / 4.66667; 97.6667