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. 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. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  4. United Nations. Economic and social survey of Asia and the Pacific 2005. 2005, page 172