West Aceh Regency

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West Aceh Regency
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Lokasi Aceh Kabupaten Aceh Barat.svg
Country Indonesia
Province Aceh
Regency 1956
Capital Meulaboh
 • Total 2,927.95 km2 (1,130.49 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 251,227
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.acehbaratkab.go.id/

West Aceh Regency is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in the Aceh province of Indonesia. The regency currently covers an area of 2927.95 square kilometres and according to the 2000 census had a population of 251,227 people.[1] The seat of the regency government is at Meulaboh. It is a palm oil producing area.[2] Some of the people of the regency are Minangkabau-descended Aneuk Jamee.[3]

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

Administrative divisions[edit]

The regency is divided administratively into twelve districts (kecamatan):

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Seta,William J. Atlas Lengkap Indonesia dan Dunia (untuk SD, SMP, SMU, dan Umum). Pustaka Widyatama. p. 7. ISBN 979-610-232-3. 
  2. ^ Indonesia. Departemen Penerangan; Japenpa Foreign Languages Publishing Institute (1975). Indonesia handbook. Dept. of Information, Republic of Indonesia. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  3. ^ 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. 

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