Aceh, Indonesia

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Map of Aceh showing provincial boundaries (in green)

Aceh is a province in Sumatra island in Indonesia. Its capital is Banda Aceh. Its natural resources include minerals, timber. oil and natural gas.[1] It is where the spread of spread of Islam in Indonesia began.[2]

In 2004, Aceh was struck by a 9.1 magnitude earthquake and later its devastating tsunami.[3] About 170,000 people in the province were killed or went missing.[4] It left millions homeless. It is the worst disaster in Aceh province alone, and the deadliest tsunami in Indonesia. On March 28, 2005, A M8.6 earthquake struck, but this time a more less destructive tsunami.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Aceh: Peacemaking after the Tsunami". Worldwatch Institute. http://www.worldwatch.org/node/3930. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  2. Islam in Indonesia: Contrasting Images and Interpretations, eds. Jajat Burhanudin; Kees van Dijk (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013), p. 110
  3. "Boxing Day tsunami: How the disaster unfolded 10 years ago". ABC News. December 23, 2014. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-24/boxing-day-tsunami-how-the-disaster-unfolded/5977568. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  4. United Nations. Economic and social survey of Asia and the Pacific 2005. 2005, page 172