Aceh Singkil Regency

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Aceh Singkil Regency
(Kabupaten Aceh Singkil)
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Dorpsgezicht met militairen Boven Singkil Atjeh TMnr 60039116.jpg
Official seal of Aceh Singkil Regency
Lokasi Aceh Kabupaten Aceh Singkil.svg
Coordinates: 2°20′N 97°40′E / 2.333°N 97.667°E / 2.333; 97.667Coordinates: 2°20′N 97°40′E / 2.333°N 97.667°E / 2.333; 97.667
Country Indonesia
Province Aceh
Regency 1999
Capital Singkil
 • Total 2,185.00 km2 (843.63 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 107,921
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 658

Aceh Singkil Regency is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in the Aceh province of Indonesia. It is situated largely on the island of Sumatra, but also includes the offshore Banyak Islands, the largest of which is Tuangku (Great Banyak), with the principal town of Alaban. The seat of the regency government is at Singkil on the Sumatra coast.

Administrative divisions

At the time of the 2010 Census, the regency was divided administratively into ten districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[1]

Name Population
Census 2010[2]
Pulau Banyak
(Banyak Islands)
Singkil 16,292
Singkil Utara
(North Singkil)
Kuala Baru 2,173
Simpang Kanan 12,716
Gunung Meriah 30,630
Danau Paris 6,622
Suro 7,559
Singkohor 5,309
Kota Baharu 5,720

Subsequent to 2010, the Banjak Islands District was divided into two, with a new Western Banjak Islands District (Kecamatan Pulau Banjak Barat) being carved out of the existing district.

Tourism - Banyak Islands

"Banyak" means "many" because there are 99 islands, of which only a few are inhabited. Yachts from Nias Island or directly from abroad carries foreign tourists to Big Palambak Island or Small Palambak Island to take fresh water and snorkelling. Tailena Island, Rago-rago Island, Panjang (Long) Island and Matahari (Sun) Island are also suitable for scuba diving, while in Tuwanku (My Master) Island a conservation of Penyu Hijau (Chelonia Mydas) and Penyu Belimbing (Dermochelys coriacea) is established.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Yarmen Dinamika (February 2, 2014). "Pulau Banyak Bertabur Pesona". 

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