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West Aceh Regency

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Country  Indonesia
Regency  1956
Area code(s)  +62 655
Capital  Meulaboh
Province  Aceh
Special region  Aceh
Time zone  WIB (UTC+7)
Area  2,928 kmĀ²
Population  182,721 (2014)
West Aceh Regency httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Website  http://www.acehbaratkab.go.id/
University  STAIN Teungku Dirundeng Meulaboh

West Aceh Regency is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in the Aceh special region of Indonesia. The regency currently covers an area of 2,927.95 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census had a population of 173,558; the latest estimate (as at 2014) is 182,721. 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. Some of the people of the regency are Minangkabau-descended Aneuk Jamee.

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Map of West Aceh Regency, Aceh, Indonesia

The regency was among the hardest-hit areas during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.

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

The regency was divided administratively into twelve sub-districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:

  • Johan Pahlawan (21 villages) - 56,050
  • Samatiga (32 villages) - 13,322
  • Bubon (17 villages) - 6,545
  • Arongan Lambalek (23 villages) - 10,609
  • Woyla (43 villages) - 12,073
  • Woyla Barat (24 villages) - 6,858
  • Woyla Timur (26 villages) - 4,138
  • Kaway XVI (42 villages) - 18,753
  • Meureubo (26 villages) - 26,510
  • Pantai Ceuremen (25 villages) - 9,635
  • Panton Reu (19 villages) - 5,671
  • Sungai Mas (18 villages) - 3,394
  • However, on 8 July 2013 the city of Meulaboh was separated out of the regency to become an independent city.

    References

    West Aceh Regency Wikipedia


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