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Sinabang (Indonesian Sinabung) is a town on the east coast of Simeulue Island, which lies off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. Sinabang is the administrative seat (capital) of the Simeulue Regency, in Aceh Province of Indonesia and has a population of approximately 20,000.[1]


On 28 March 2005, an earthquake and subsequent fire destroyed 50 to 60 percent of the downtown area and significantly damaged the port facility. The land rose 40 cm at Sinabang as a result of the quake.[2]


Coordinates: 2°29′00″N 96°22′30″E / 2.48333°N 96.37500°E / 2.48333; 96.37500