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. In 1974, the Southeast Aceh Regency was created by being separated from the Central Aceh Regency;[2] however in 2002 the northern part of this regency was itself split away to form the new Gayo Lues Regency. The regency now covers an area of 4,242.04 square kilometres and had a population of 179,010 at the 2010 census[3] and 220,860 at the 2020 Census.[4] The seat of the regency government is at the town of Kutacane (which forms Babussalam district).

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
Established26 June 1974
Regency seatKutacane
Government
 • RegentRaidin Pinim
 • Vice RegentAli Basra
Area
 • Total4,242.04 km2 (1,637.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total220,860
 • Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 629
Vehicle registrationBL
Websiteacehtenggarakab.go.id

The main commodities produced in the regency are palm oil, cacao, coconut, coffee, nutmeg, walnut, and pachouli oil [5] The main rivers are the Alas River and the Butan River. It contains the Leuser Ecosystem.

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 districtsEdit

The regency is divided administratively into sixteen districts (kecamatan), listed below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[6] and the 2020 Census.[7]

Name Area
in km2
Pop'n
Census
2010[8]
Pop'n
Census
2020[9]
Lawe Alas 1,027.70 13,010 16,584
Babul Rahmah 850.28 7,439 9,170
Tanoh Alas 38.70 3,606 4,789
Lawe Singala-gala 72.39 17,429 20,751
Babul Makmur 83.49 12,580 15,101
Semadam 42.98 10,702 13,249
Leuser 212.93 4,876 6,998
Bambel 23.30 15,090 19,219
Bukit Tusam 40.32 8,685 11,479
Lawe Sumur 36.88 6,696 7,686
Babussalam 9.48 24,785 29,676
Lawe Bulan 37.14 13,426 17,039
Badar 93.18 12,119 14,512
Darul Hasanah 1,346.72 11,488 14,974
Ketambe 255.07 9,273 10,890
Deleng Pokhkisen 72.08 7,045 8,743
Totals 4,242.04 179,010 220,860

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 2006-2017
7. Drs. H. Raidin Pinim, M.AP 2017-now

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  5. ^ "Aceh Tenggara" (PDF). Aceh Investment and Promotion Board. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  6. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  7. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2020.
  8. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  9. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.

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