East Aceh Regency

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East Aceh Regency
اچيه تيمور
Lokasi Aceh Kabupaten Aceh Timur.svg
Country Indonesia
Special region Aceh
Regency 1956
Capital Idi Rayeuk
 • Total 6,286.01 km2 (2,427.04 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 379,507
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 646
Website www.aceh-timur.go.id

East Aceh Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Aceh Timur) is a regency in eastern Aceh Special Region (Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam) of Indonesia. It is located on the island of Sumatra. The regency covers an area of 6,286.01 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census had a population of 360,475 people; the latest official estimate (as at 2014) is 379,507.[1]

The regency borders the Malacca Strait to the north-east, the city of Langsa and Aceh Tamiang Regency to the south-east, Gayo Lues Regency to the south, and Central Aceh Regency, Bener Meriah Regency and North Aceh Regency to the west.


This regency is rich in petroleum, more so than the North Aceh and Aceh Tamiang regencies. Fishing employs many people in the regency but little of it is exported; people depend on it for food.[2] The main fishing centre in the regency is in Idl. The regency also has several food-plant based industries producing tofu, tempeh and sun-dried banana chips.[2] Some areas are under plantation exploitation for palm oil and rubber, although there is only one state-owned company (TPN I) operating in the area. Plantations also produce cacao and chocolate and in the Lokop area iron ore and lead is mined.[2]

Administrative divisions

The regency is divided administratively into twenty-four districts (kecamatan):[3]

  1. Serba Jadi
  2. Simpang Jernih
  3. Peunaron
  4. Birem Bayeun
  5. Rantau Selamat
  6. Sungai Raya
  7. Peureulak
  8. Peureulak Timur (East Peureulak)
  9. Peureulak Barat (West Peureulak)
  10. Ranto Peureulak
  11. Idi Rayeuk
  12. Peudawa
  13. Banda Alam
  14. Idi Tunong
  15. Darul Ihsan
  16. Idi Timur (East Idi)
  17. Darul Aman
  18. Nurussalam
  19. Darul Falah
  20. Julok
  21. Indra Makmur
  22. Pante Bidari
  23. Simpang Ulim
  24. Madat


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Aceh Timur" (PDF). Aceh Investment and Promotion Board. February 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

Coordinates: 4°37′N 97°37′E / 4.617°N 97.617°E / 4.617; 97.617

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