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|Motto: "Terwujudnya Masyarakat yang Aman, Damai, Bermatabat, Maju, Sejahtera, dan Islami"
In English: "Realization of a Safe Community, Peace, Dignity, Progress, Prosperity, and Islam"
|City Established||October 17, 2001|
|• Mayor||Usman Abdullah SE|
|• Total||262.41 km2 (101.32 sq mi)|
|• Density||570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WIB (UTC+7)|
|Area code(s)||+62 641|
Langsa is located approximately 400 miles from the city of Banda Aceh, the province's capital. Langsa is close to its province's southern border and less than 200 miles from Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra. This makes Langsa a strategic city for trade and traffic between the two provinces.
There are several universities in the city of Langsa. Among them are University Samudra of Langsa and STAIN Zawiyah Cot Kala, Campus LP3I. The city hosts several schools of nursing and midwifery, including the Academy of Nursing of "Harapan Ibu", the Academy of Nursing "Yayaysan Cut Nyak Dien" and the Academy of Nursing "UMMI".
The city is divided administratively into five districts (kecamatan):
- Langsa Barat (14 villages)
- Langsa Kota (13 villages)
- Langsa Lama
- Langsa Baro
- Langsa Timur (16 villages)
The Langsa area is a tropical region influenced by monsoons, so that each year there are two distinct seasons: the rainy season and dry season. The rainy season usually falls from September to February and the dry season from March to August. Although the weather changes frequently, average rainfall per year ranges from 1,500 mm to 3,000 mm, while the average air temperature ranges between 28 ° - 32 °C with an average relative humidity of 75 percent.
Langsa's population is mainly made up of people of Acehnese, Chinese, Malay, Batak, or Javanese ethnicities. Acehnese is the main language used by people who consider themselves as of Acehnese ethnicity, but the Indonesian language is the official language and is commonly used as the language of business and government, as well as in schools, universities and offices. The Malay language is also commonly used.
Islam is the religion of the majority in Aceh, including Langsa, but other religions exist, such as Christianity and Buddhism. Buddhism is common among Lagsa's ethnically Chinese population.
Although Langsa is a city of rich ethnic and religious diversity, its population tends to be tolerant of each other's differences.