Gayo Lues Regency

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Gayo Lues Regency
ڬيو لوايس
Lokasi Aceh Kabupaten Gayo Lues.svg
Country Indonesia
Special Region Aceh
Regency 2002
Capital Blangkejeren
 • Total 5,719.58 km2 (2,208.34 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 83,761
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 629

Gayo Lues Regency is a regency in the Aceh Special Region of Indonesia. It was created in 2002 under Statute UU 4/2002 from the northern part of Aceh Tenggara (Southeast Aceh Regency). Its capital is Blangkejeren. The regency covers an area of 5,719.58 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census had a population of 79,560; the latest official estimate (as at 2014) is 83,761.[1] Along with the Central Aceh Regency and the Bener Meriah Regency it is home to the Gayo people.[2]

90% of the inhabitants make their living from farming. Products include chili peppers, tobacco, coffee, and lemongrass, fish, rice, candle nut, pataculi, coconut, vanilla, kapok, chocolate, sugarcane, ginger, clove, casslevera, turmeric, and sugar palm.[3] Logging is reportedly a major problem in the regency which is the least populated area of the province with less than 2% of the total population.[4]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The regency is divided administratively into eleven districts (kecamatan).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Library Information and Research Service (2004). The Middle East, abstracts and index. Northumberland Press. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Gayo Lues" (PDF). Aceh Investment and Promotion Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 7, 2011. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ Davies, Matthew N. (2006). Indonesia's war over Aceh: last stand on Mecca's porch. Taylor & Francis. pp. 45–. ISBN 978-0-415-37239-8. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 

Coordinates: 4°N 97°E / 4°N 97°E / 4; 97