Central Aceh Regency

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Central Aceh Regency
Kabupaten Aceh Tengah
Regency
Lokasi Aceh Kabupaten Aceh Tengah.svg
Country Indonesia
Province Aceh
Regency 1956
Capital Takengon
Government
 • Bupati Ir.H. Nasaruddin, MM
Area
 • Total 4,318.39 km2 (1,667.34 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 182,126
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.acehtengahkab.go.id/

Central Aceh (Indonesian: Aceh Tengah) is a regency in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province, Indonesia.The regency covers an area of 4318.39 square kilometres and according to the 2000 census had a population of 177,631 people.[1] Most of its inhabitants are Gayo. Central Aceh is famous for its Lake Laut Tawar. Its capital is Takengon. In 1969, the Southeast Aceh Regency was separated from the Central Aceh Regency.[2] It is the main centre of coffee production within Aceh province and is home to the Gayo people who are mostly concentrated in this regency and in the southeast Aceh.[3][4]

Laut Tawar Lake alt text
Laut Tawar Lake

Geography[edit]

The regency borders Bireuen Regency and Pidie Jaya Regency to the north, East Aceh Regency to the east, Gayo Lues Regency to the south and West Aceh, Pidie, and Nagan Raya regencies to the west.

Administrative divisions[edit]

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

Politics[edit]

Its current regent is acting regent Ir.H. Nasaruddin, MM replacing Drs. H. Syahbuddin, BP inaugurated by former governor on April 3, 2007.

The Parlement Members

  1. Ir. Syukur Kobath Golkar
  2. Saib Nosarios PKP Indonesia
  3. H. Zulpikar, AB, SE PNBK
  4. Kasmawi, SH, SE Golkar
  5. Drs. Samar Nawan Golkar
  6. Sabirin Golkar
  7. Mohd. Noh Golkar
  8. Yahman Demokrat
  9. Alamsyah Demokrat
  10. Hamzah Abd. Gani Demokrat
  11. Subahrin Demokrat
  12. M. Alasyah Yakub Persatuan Pembangunan
  13. Drs. Abdussalam Persatuan Pembangunan
  14. Banta Mude, SP Persatuan Pembangunan
  15. Drs. Yurmiza Putra Patriot Pancasila
  16. Ir. Amiruddin Patriot pancasila
  17. Adraka Ahfa PKP Indonesia
  18. H.M. Yusbi Hakim Kebangsaan Demokrasi
  19. H. Marsito, MR Kebangsaan Demokrasi
  20. Wajadal Muna, SH Amanat Nasional
  21. Nurdin Bintang Reformasi
  22. Bardan Sahidi, S.Pdi Keadilan Sejahtera
  23. Ir. Ampera Karya Peduli Bangsa
  24. Drs. H. Mustafa Ali Bulan Bintang
  25. Halidin Sarikat Indonesia

Tourism[edit]

There are several tourist attractions, such as Danau Laut Tawar, Pantan Terong (scenery attraction), Gunung Burni Telong (hot spring), Taman Buru Linge Isak (hunting), Gua Loyang Koro, Loyang Pukes, Loyang Datu, Burni Klieten (hiking), and Krueng Peusangan (rafting).

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. ^ Iwabuchi, Akifumi (1994). The people of the Alas Valley: a study of an ethnic group of Northern Sumatra. Clarendon Press. ISBN 978-0-19-827902-0. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Indonesia. Departemen Penerangan; Japenpa Foreign Languages Publishing Institute (1975). Indonesia handbook. Dept. of Information, Republic of Indonesia. p. 91. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Library Information and Research Service (2004). The Middle East, abstracts and index. Northumberland Press. Retrieved 20 December 2010.