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Country  Indonesia
Province  Aceh
Area  181.06 km2
Mayor  Suaidi Yahya
Population  179,807 (2013)
Founded  June 21, 2001

Lhokseumawe in the past, History of Lhokseumawe

Points of interest  Ujong Blang Beach, Seumadu Island

Languages spoken  Indonesian, Acehnese

Map of Lhokseumawe

Lhokseumawe (Indonesian: Kota Lhokseumawe, Acehnese: Lhôk Seumaw‘è, Jawi: لهوکسيوماوي‎), is the second largest city in Aceh Special District, in the north of Sumatra, Indonesia. The city covers an area of 181.06 square kilometres, and had a population of 171,163 at the 2010 Census; the latest official estimate (as at 2014) is 180,200. Being between Banda Aceh and the large southern city of Medan, the town is a key regional centre important for the economy of Aceh.


Lhokseumawe Beautiful Landscapes of Lhokseumawe

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The name of Lhokseumawe came from the words "Lhok" and "Seumawe". "Lhok" means deep, bay, ocean trenches and Lhokseumawe means the swirling water in the sea along the offshore of Banda Sakti and its surroundings. The city was formerly part of North Aceh Regency. The area is linked to the emergence of the kingdom Samudera Pasai around the 13th century, which later came under the sovereignty of Sultanate of Aceh in 1511.

Pre Colonial Era

The Sultanate of Aceh was established by Sultan Ali Mughayatsyah in 1511. Later, during its golden era, in the 17th century, its territory and political influence expanded as far as Satun in southern Thailand, Johor in Malay Peninsula, and Siak in what is today the province of Riau. As was the case with most non-Javan pre-colonial states, Acehnese power expanded outward by sea rather than inland. As it expanded down the Sumatran coast, its main competitors were Johor and Portuguese Malacca on the other side of the Straits of Malacca. It was this seaborne trade focus that saw Aceh rely on rice imports from north Java rather than develop self sufficiency in rice production. After the Portuguese occupation of Malacca in 1511, many Islamic traders passing the Malacca Straits shifted their trade to Banda Aceh and increased the Acehnese rulers' wealth. During the reign of Sultan Iskandar Muda in the 17th century, Aceh's influence extended to most of Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula. Aceh allied itself with the Ottoman Empire and the Dutch East India Company in their struggle against the Portuguese and the Johor Sultanate. Acehnese military power waned gradually thereafter, and Aceh ceded its territory of Pariaman in Sumatra to the Dutch in the 18th century.

Colonial Era

Before the 20th century, the country was ruled by uleebalang Kutablang. in year 1903 after resistance fighters against Dutch colonists weakened Aceh, Aceh began to master. Lhokseumawe be conquered areas and from then on the status of Lhokseumawe be Bestuur Van Lhokseumawe with Zelf Bestuurder is Teuku Abdul Lhokseumawe subordinate Controeleur aspirants and also domiciled in Lhokseumawe and assistant resident district officer or Regent. In the second decade of the 20th century, among the entire mainland of Aceh, a small island about 11 km² widely separated by Krueng Cunda River. filled buildings General Government, Military, and Transportation Railway by the Dutch government. Small islands with villages of Keude Aceh, Kampung Jawa, Kuta blang, Mon Geudong, Teumpok Teungoh, Hagu Kampung, Uteuen bayi and Ujong Blang are entirely new 5,500 plural in Lhokseumawe call. Building by building fills this land until the city has realized embryos harbor, market, railway station and the offices of government agencies.

Independence era

Since the Declaration of Independence, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia has not established systemic to this district. At first Lhokseumawe combined with Bestuurder Van Cunda. The mainland population is increasingly crowded, coming from surrounding areas such as Buloh Blang Ara, Matangkuli, Blang Jruen, Lhoksukon, Nisam, cunda and Pidie.

In 1956 the Emergency Law No. 7 of 1956, the autonomous regions formed districts within the region of North Sumatra province, where one of them is the North Aceh district with its capital Lhokseumawe.

Then In 1964 the Decree of the Governor of Aceh Special Region Number 34/GA/1964 dated 30 November 1964, it was determined that Kemukiman Banda Sakti in Muara Dua, the District used its own under the name of the District Banda Sakti.

Based on the Act No. 5 of 1974 on the Principles of Regional Administration, Lhokseumawe be likely to improve the status of the City of, on August 14, 1986 with the Regional Regulation No. 32 of 1986 Establishment of the City of Lhokseumawe signed by President of Indonesia Suharto, which was inaugurated by the Minister of Roestam Soeparjo country on August 31, 1987. Given that it is de jure and de facto Lhokseumawe has become the City of the area of 253.87 km² which includes 101 villages and 6 urban villages in five districts, namely: District of Banda Sakti, Muara Dua, Dewantara, Muara Batu, and Blang Mangat.

Since 1988 the idea of improving the status of municipality began Kotif Lhokseumawe be pursued so that he went on to Law No. 2 of 2001 on the establishment of Lhokseumawe dated June 21, 2001 signed by the President of Indonesia Abdurrahman Wahid, whose territory includes three districts, namely the districts of Banda Sakti, Muara Dua and Blang Mangat. In year 2006 the district of Muara Dua was split into two - Muara Dua and Muara Satu - so Lhokseumawe now has four districts.


Lhokseumawe City is located between 4˚ - 5˚ North Latitude and 96˚ - 97˚ East Longitude with an average altitude of 13 meters above sea level. Lhokseumawe set the status of a city based on Law Number 2 of 2001, dated June 21, 2001 Lhokseumawe City is divided into 4 districts, 9 residents, 68 villages, and 259 sub-villages with the boundaries of the area:

Administrative divisions

Lhokseumawe City is an urban expansion of Aceh Utara Regency and is located on the east coast of Sumatra. Being between Banda Aceh and Medan, Lhokseumawe City holds a strategic position as a distribution channel for trading traffic in Aceh Special region.

When formed in 2001, the city was divided administratively into three districts (kecamatan); since then, the creation of Muara Satu District (formerly part of Muara Dua District) has increased the number to four:

Source : Lhokseumawe Dalam Angka 2013 / Lhokseumawe In Figures 2013

Judging by the number of village officials, Blang Mangat District is the biggest district, consisting of 22 villages, 78 sub villages, and 259 village officials.

The following is a list of the villages (Gampong) in Lhokseumawe city:

1. District of Banda Sakti

  • Gampong Tumpok Teungoh (postcode: 24311)
  • Gampong Simpang Empat (postcode: 24313)
  • Gampong Lhokseumawe (postcode: 24314)
  • Gampong Pusong Baru (postcode: 24314)
  • Gampong Kampung Jawa Baru (postcode: 24315)
  • Gampong Banda Masem (postcode: 24351)
  • Gampong Hagu Barat Laut (postcode: 24351)
  • Gampong Hagu Selatan (postcode: 24351)
  • Gampong Hagu Teungoh (postcode: 24351)
  • Gampong Kampung Jawa Lama (postcode: 24351)
  • Gampong Keude Aceh (postcode : 24351)
  • Gampong Kuta Blang (postcode : 24351)
  • Gampong Lancang Garam (postcode : 24351)
  • Gampong Mon Geudong (postcode : 24351)
  • Gampong Pusong Lama (postcode : 24351)
  • Gampong Ujong Blang (postcode : 24351)
  • Gampong Ulee Jalan (postcode : 24351)
  • Gampong Uteun Bayi (postcode : 24351)
  • 2. District of Blang Mangat

  • Gampong Alue Lim (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Asan Kareung (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Baloy (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Blang Buloh (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Blang Cut (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Blang Punteut (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Blang Teue (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Blang Weu Baroh (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Blang Weu Panjou (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Jambo Mesjid(postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Jambo Timu (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Jeulikat (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Keude Punteut (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Kuala Meuraksa (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Kumbang Punteut (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Mane Kareung (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Mesjid Meuraksa (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Mesjid Punteut (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Rayeuk Kareung (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Seuneubok (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Teungoh (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Tunong (postcode : 24375)
  • Gampong Ulee Blang Mane (postcode : 24375)
  • 3. District of Muara Dua

  • Gampong Alue Awe (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Blang Crum (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Blang Pohroh (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Cot Girek Kandang (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Cut Mamplam(postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Keude Cunda (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Lhok Mon Puteh (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Meunasah Alue (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Meunasah Blang (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Meunasah Manyang (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Meunasah Mee (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Meunasah Mesjid (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Paloh Batee (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Panggoi (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Paya Bili (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Paya Punteut (Punteuet) (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Uteun Kot (postcode : 24352)
  • 4. District of Muara Satu

  • Gampong BatuPhat Barat (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong BatuPhat Timur (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Blang Naleung Mameh (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Blang Panyang (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Blang Pulo (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Cot Trieng (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Meunasah Dayah (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Meuria Paloh (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Padang Sakti (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Paloh Punti (postcode : 24352)
  • Gampong Ujong Pacu (postcode : 24352)
  • Health

    Health facilities are available in Lhokseumawe :

    The number of available health workers is:

  • note : Not include private companies, Only Government Facilities and worker
  • Source : Lhokseumawe Dalam Angka 2013 / Lhokseumawe In Figures 2013


    Religious facilities are available in Lhokseumawe :

    Source : Lhokseumawe Dalam Angka 2013 / Lhokseumawe In Figures 2013


    Some attractions are rated strongly support the ability of future Tourism Sector is:

  • Ujong Blang Beach
  • Rancong Beach
  • Seumadu Island
  • Reklamasi Pusong Beach
  • Meuraksa Beach
  • KP3 Beach
  • Krueng Cunda River
  • Waduk Pusong
  • Riyadhah Park
  • P. Ramlee Village (seniman besar Malaysia, asal Aceh).
  • Transportation

  • Air : Malikussaleh Airport & Lhoksukon Airport
  • Sea : Kruengeukeuh Seaport
  • Land: Terpadu Terminal
  • For Any information about lhokseumawe city, you can ask directly to official government link below

  • (in Indonesian) Official City
  • (in Indonesian) Regional Development Planning Agency
  • (in Indonesian) Regional Network documentation and Law information
  • (in Indonesian) Auction services procurement
  • References

    Lhokseumawe Wikipedia