West Aceh Regency

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West Aceh Regency

Kabupaten Aceh Barat
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Official seal of West Aceh Regency
Seal
Location within Aceh
Location within Aceh
West Aceh Regency is located in Aceh
West Aceh Regency
West Aceh Regency
Location in Aceh, Northern Sumatra, Sumatra and Indonesia
West Aceh Regency is located in Northern Sumatra
West Aceh Regency
West Aceh Regency
West Aceh Regency (Northern Sumatra)
West Aceh Regency is located in Sumatra
West Aceh Regency
West Aceh Regency
West Aceh Regency (Sumatra)
West Aceh Regency is located in Indonesia
West Aceh Regency
West Aceh Regency
West Aceh Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 4°27′N 96°11′E / 4.450°N 96.183°E / 4.450; 96.183
CountryIndonesia
RegionSumatra
ProvinceAceh
Regency1956
CapitalMeulaboh
Government
 • RegentRamli
 • Vice RegentBanta Puteh Syam
Area
 • Total2,927.95 km2 (1,130.49 sq mi)
Population
 (mid 2019)[1]
 • Total206,569
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 655
Websitewww.acehbaratkab.go.id

West Aceh Regency is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in the Aceh special region of Indonesia. It is located on the island of Sumatra. The regency currently covers an area of 2,927.95 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census had a population of 173,558, while the 2015 Census showed a rise to 193,484; the latest estimate (as at mid 2019) is 206,569.[2] These figures include the city of Meulaboh, which was the seat of the regency government until 8 July 2013 when it was separated out as an independent city. The regency is a palm oil-producing area.[3] Some of the people of the regency are Minangkabau-descended Aneuk Jamee.[4]

The regency was among the hardest-hit areas during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.[citation needed]

The regency is bordered by the regencies of Aceh Jaya to the west, Pidie to the north, Central Aceh to the northeast, and Nagan Raya to the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean to the southwest.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The regency was divided administratively into twelve districts (kecamatan), listed below with their areas and populations at the 2010 Census:[5]

Name Area
(in km2)
Population
Census 2010
No of
villages
Johan Pahlawan 60.9 56,050 21
Samatiga 130.9 13,322 32
Bubon 75.1 6,545 17
Arongan Lambalek 112.3 10,609 23
Woyla 156.2 12,073 43
Woyla Barat 196.0 6,858 24
Woyla Timur 134.3 4,138 26
Kaway XVI 199.8 18,753 42
Meureubo 129.3 26,510 26
Pantai Ceuremen 597.3 9,635 25
Panton Reu 132.3 5,671 19
Sungai Mas 887.6 3,394 18

However, on 8 July 2013 the city of Meulaboh was separated out of the regency to become an independent city.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  3. ^ Indonesia. Departemen Penerangan; Japenpa Foreign Languages Publishing Institute (1975). Indonesia handbook. Dept. of Information, Republic of Indonesia. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  4. ^ Davies, Matthew N. (2006). Indonesia's war over Aceh: last stand on Mecca's porch. Taylor & Francis. pp. 21–. ISBN 978-0-415-37239-8. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  5. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

Coordinates: 4°27′N 96°11′E / 4.450°N 96.183°E / 4.450; 96.183