Southeast Aceh Regency

Southeast Aceh Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Aceh Tenggara) is a regency in the Aceh special region of Indonesia. It is located on the island of Sumatra. The regency covers an area of 4,231.41 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census had a population of 179,010 people; the latest official estimate (as at 1 July 2019) is 213,222.[2] The seat of the regency government is at Kutacane. In 1974, the Southeast Aceh Regency was separated from the Central Aceh Regency;[3] however in 2002 the northern part of this regency was itself split away to form the new Gayo Lues Regency. The main commodities produced in the regency are palm oil, cacao, coconut, coffee, nutmeg, walnut, and pachouli oil [4] The main rivers are the Alas River and the Butan River. It contains the Leuser Ecosystem.

Southeast Aceh Regency

Kabupaten Aceh Tenggara
Official seal of Southeast Aceh Regency
Seal
Motto(s): 
One Word for Unity (Sepakat Segenap)
Location within Aceh
Location within Aceh
Southeast Aceh Regency is located in Aceh
Southeast Aceh Regency
Southeast Aceh Regency
Location in Aceh, Northern Sumatra, Sumatra and Indonesia
Southeast Aceh Regency is located in Northern Sumatra
Southeast Aceh Regency
Southeast Aceh Regency
Southeast Aceh Regency (Northern Sumatra)
Southeast Aceh Regency is located in Sumatra
Southeast Aceh Regency
Southeast Aceh Regency
Southeast Aceh Regency (Sumatra)
Southeast Aceh Regency is located in Indonesia
Southeast Aceh Regency
Southeast Aceh Regency
Southeast Aceh Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 3°22′N 97°41′E / 3.367°N 97.683°E / 3.367; 97.683
CountryIndonesia
RegionSumatra
ProvinceAceh
RegencyJune 26, 1974
CapitalKutacane
Government
 • RegentRaidin Pinim
 • Vice RegentAli Basra
Area
 • Total4,231.43 km2 (1,633.76 sq mi)
Population
 (mid 2019)[1]
 • Total213,222
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 629
Vehicle registrationBL
Websiteacehtenggarakab.go.id

The Non-Alas PeopleEdit

The original inhabitants of this regency are the Alas people. They use the Alas language and live under the customs (adat) of those people. However, the population of the Southeast Aceh Regency has become very diverse due to migration from other regencies of Aceh and beyond. Although this Regency is part of Aceh province, the Aceh people (an eastern coastal grouping) do not dominate this place.

Here are some other peoples other than Alas inhabiting the regency:

There are other smaller ethnic groups that are still new to the Regency and do not constitute a majority population elsewhere, such as Palembangese Malay people.

Administrative bordersEdit

Direction Neighbour
North Gayo Lues Regency
East Tanah Karo Regency of North Sumatra
West South Aceh Regency
South South Aceh Regency and Subulussalam city

Administrative divisionsEdit

The regency is divided administratively into sixteen districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[5]

  • Lawe Alas (13,010)
  • Babul Rahmad (7,439)
  • Tanoh Alas (3,606)
  • Lawe Sigala-Gala (17,429)
  • Babul Makmur (12,580)
  • Semadam (10,702)
  • Lauser (4,876)
  • Bambel (15,090)
  • Bukit Tusam (8,685)
  • Lawe Sumur (6,696)
  • Babussalam (24,785)
  • Lawe Bulan (13,426)
  • Badar (12,119)
  • Darul Hasanah (11,488)
  • Ketambe (9,273)
  • Deleng Pokhkisen (7,045)

RegentsEdit

No. Name Period
1. Lettu. H. Syahadat 1975-1981
2. T. Djohan Syahbudin, SH 1981-1986
3. Drs. H. T. Iskandar 1986-1991
4. Drs. Syahbudin BP 1991-2001
5. H. Armen Desky 2001-2006
6. Ir. H. Hasanuddin Beruh, MM 2006-now

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  3. ^ Iwabuchi, Akifumi (1994). The people of the Alas Valley: a study of an ethnic group of Northern Sumatra. Clarendon Press. ISBN 978-0-19-827902-0. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Aceh Tenggara" (PDF). Aceh Investment and Promotion Board. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  5. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

Coordinates: 3°22′N 97°41′E / 3.367°N 97.683°E / 3.367; 97.683