Gayo Lues Regency

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Gayo Lues Regency

Kabupaten Gayo Lues
Official seal of Gayo Lues Regency
Seal
Location within Aceh
Location within Aceh
Gayo Lues Regency is located in Aceh
Gayo Lues Regency
Gayo Lues Regency
Location in Aceh, Northern Sumatra, Sumatra and Indonesia
Gayo Lues Regency is located in Northern Sumatra
Gayo Lues Regency
Gayo Lues Regency
Gayo Lues Regency (Northern Sumatra)
Gayo Lues Regency is located in Sumatra
Gayo Lues Regency
Gayo Lues Regency
Gayo Lues Regency (Sumatra)
Gayo Lues Regency is located in Indonesia
Gayo Lues Regency
Gayo Lues Regency
Gayo Lues Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 4°N 97°E / 4°N 97°E / 4; 97
CountryIndonesia
RegionSumatra
ProvinceAceh
Regency2002
CapitalBlangkejeren
Government
 • RegentMuhammad Amru
 • Vice RegentSaid Sani
Area
 • Total5,719.58 km2 (2,208.34 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total83,761
 • Density15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 629
Websitewww.gayolueskab.go.id

Gayo Lues Regency is a regency in the Aceh Special Region of Indonesia. It is located on the island of Sumatra. The regency 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]

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References[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