East Aceh Regency

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East Aceh Regency
Lokasi Aceh Kabupaten Aceh Timur.svg
Country Indonesia
Province Aceh
Regency 1956
Capital Idi Rayeuk
 • Total 6,906 km2 (2,666 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 628,288
 • Density 91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.aceh-timur.go.id/

East Aceh Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Aceh Timur) is a regency in eastern Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. The regency covers an area of 6906 square kilometres and according to the 2000 census had a population of 628,288 people.[1]

The regency borders the Malacca Strait to the north and east, Langsa to the south, and North Aceh Regency to the west.


This regency is rich in petroleum, more so than the North Aceh and Aceh Tamiang regencies. Fishing employs many people in the regency but little of it is exported; people depend on it for food.[2] The main fishing centre in the regency is in Idl. The regency also has several food-plant based industries producing tofu, tempeh and sun-dried banana chips.[2] Some areas are under plantation exploitation for palm oil and rubber, although there is only one state-owned company (TPN I) operating in the area. Plantations also produce cacao and chocolate and in the Lokop area iron ore and lead is mined.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The regency is divided administratively into 21 districts (kecamatan):


  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. ^ a b c "Aceh Timur" (PDF). Aceh Investment and Promotion Board. February 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 

Coordinates: 4°37′N 97°37′E / 4.617°N 97.617°E / 4.617; 97.617