Bireuën Regency

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Bireuën Regency
بيرياوان
Regency
Official seal of Bireuën Regency
Seal
Lokasi Aceh Kabupaten Bireuen.svg
Country Indonesia
Province Aceh
Regency 1999
Capital Bireuën
Area
 • Total 1,901.2 km2 (734.1 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 409,842
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 644
Website www.bireuenkab.go.id

Bireuën Regency, is a regency of Aceh, Indonesia. It is located on the island of Sumatra. The capital is Bireuën, 105 miles east of the provincial capital, Banda Aceh. The regency covers an area of 1,901.2 square kilometres and according to the 2000 census had a population of 340,271 people;[1] at the 2010 Census it had a population of 389,288, which had risen to 409,842 according to the latest (2014 official estimate).[2] 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). Their areas and populations at the 2010 Census are listed below:[3]

Name Area
(in km2)
Population
Census 2010
Samalanga 104.5 27,209
Simpang Mamplam 170.9 24,470
Pandrah 97.3 7,669
Jeunib 135.0 22,309
Peulimbang 105.0 10,243
Peudada 315.0 23,996
Juli 273.0 28,738
Jeumpa 78.6 32,189
Kota Juang
(Bireuën town)
18.6 44,604
Kuala 17.0 16,169
Jangka 37.1 25,698
Peusangan 57.3 47,494
Peusangan Selatan
(South Peusangan)
115.0 13,080
Peusangan Siblah Krueng 100.4 10,447
Makmur 66.2 13,887
Gandapura 42.7 20,881
Kuta Blang 36.5 20,205

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. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2015.
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

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