Central Aceh Regency

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Central Aceh Regency
اچيه تڠه
Laut Tawar Lake
Laut Tawar Lake
Official seal of Central Aceh Regency
Location within Aceh
Location within Aceh
Central Aceh Regency is located in Aceh
Central Aceh Regency
Central Aceh Regency
Location in Aceh, Northern Sumatra, Sumatra and Indonesia
Central Aceh Regency is located in Northern Sumatra
Central Aceh Regency
Central Aceh Regency
Central Aceh Regency (Northern Sumatra)
Central Aceh Regency is located in Sumatra
Central Aceh Regency
Central Aceh Regency
Central Aceh Regency (Sumatra)
Central Aceh Regency is located in Indonesia
Central Aceh Regency
Central Aceh Regency
Central Aceh Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 4°31′N 96°52′E / 4.517°N 96.867°E / 4.517; 96.867Coordinates: 4°31′N 96°52′E / 4.517°N 96.867°E / 4.517; 96.867
Country Indonesia
Region Sumatra
Province Aceh
Regency 1956
Capital Takengon
 • Regent Shabela Abubakar
 • Vice Regent Firdaus
 • Total 4,318.39 km2 (1,667.34 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 184,794
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone IWST (UTC+7)
Area code (+62) 643
Website www.acehtengahkab.go.id

Central Aceh Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Aceh Tengah) is a regency in Aceh Special Region (Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam) of Indonesia. It is located on Sumatra island. The regency covers an area of 4,318.39 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census had a population of 175,527; the latest official estimate (as at 2014) is 184,794.[1] Most of its inhabitants are Gayo. Central Aceh is famous for its Lake Laut Tawar. Its capital is Takengon. In 1969, the Southeast Aceh Regency was separated from the Central Aceh Regency.[2] In 2003 the Bener Meriah Regency was separated from the remaining Central Aceh Regency.

The residual regency is the main centre of coffee production within Aceh province and is home to the Gayo people who are mostly concentrated in this regency and in the neighbouring Bener Meriah Regency and Gayo Lues Regency.[3][4]


The regency borders Pidie Regency, Bireuen Regency and Bener Meriah Regency to the north, East Aceh Regency to the east, Gayo Lues Regency to the south and West Aceh, Pidie, and Nagan Raya regencies to the west.

Administrative divisions

The regency is divided administratively into fourteen districts (kecamatan):[5]


Its current regent is acting regent Ir.H. Nasaruddin, MM replacing Drs. H. Syahbuddin, BP inaugurated by former governor on April 3, 2007.

The Parlement Members

  1. Ir. Syukur Kobath Golkar
  2. Saib Nosarios PKP Indonesia
  3. H. Zulpikar, AB, SE PNBK
  4. Kasmawi, SH, SE Golkar
  5. Drs. Samar Nawan Golkar
  6. Sabirin Golkar
  7. Mohd. Noh Golkar
  8. Yahman Demokrat
  9. Alamsyah Demokrat
  10. Hamzah Abd. Gani Demokrat
  11. Subahrin Demokrat
  12. M. Alasyah Yakub Persatuan Pembangunan
  13. Drs. Abdussalam Persatuan Pembangunan
  14. Banta Mude, SP Persatuan Pembangunan
  15. Drs. Yurmiza Putra Patriot Pancasila
  16. Ir. Amiruddin Patriot pancasila
  17. Adraka Ahfa PKP Indonesia
  18. H.M. Yusbi Hakim Kebangsaan Demokrasi
  19. H. Marsito, MR Kebangsaan Demokrasi
  20. Wajadal Muna, SH Amanat Nasional
  21. Nurdin Bintang Reformasi
  22. Bardan Sahidi, S.Pdi Keadilan Sejahtera
  23. Ir. Ampera Karya Peduli Bangsa
  24. Drs. H. Mustafa Ali Bulan Bintang
  25. Halidin Sarikat Indonesia


There are several tourist attractions, such as Danau Laut Tawar, Pantan Terong (scenery attraction), Gunung Burni Telong (hot spring), Taman Buru Linge Isak (hunting), Gua Loyang Koro, Loyang Pukes, Loyang Datu, Burni Klieten (hiking), and Krueng Peusangan (rafting).


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011 and 2014.
  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. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Indonesia. Departemen Penerangan; Japenpa Foreign Languages Publishing Institute (1975). Indonesia handbook. Dept. of Information, Republic of Indonesia. p. 91. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Library Information and Research Service (2004). The Middle East, abstracts and index. Northumberland Press. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
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