Gayo Lues Regency
|Gayo Lues Regency
|• Total||5,719.58 km2 (2,208.34 sq mi)|
|• 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. Along with the Central Aceh Regency and the Bener Meriah Regency it is home to the Gayo people.
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. 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.
- Blang Kejeren
- Kuta Panjang
- Rikit Gaib
- Putri Betung
- Blang Pegayon
- Debun Gelang
- Blang Jerango
- Tripe Jaya
- Pantan Cuaca
- Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
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- "Gayo Lues" (PDF). Aceh Investment and Promotion Board. Retrieved December 24, 2010.
- 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.
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