Banda Aceh

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Banda Aceh
City of Banda Aceh
Kota Banda Aceh
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawoëباندا اچيه
Meuseujid Raya Bayturrahman.JPGAceh Tsunami Museum.JPG
Replika Seulawah 001 di Blang Padang, Banda Aceh.jpgAceh Thanks the World.JPG
Gunongan Putroë Phang.JPGPeucut 3.JPG
From top left : Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, Aceh Tsunami Museum, Seulawah 001 Monument, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Monument, Gunongan Historical Park, Kerkhof Peucut
Official seal of Banda Aceh
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Kota Serambi Mekkah
Motto(s): 
Saboeh Pakat Tabangun Banda
Location within Aceh
Location within Aceh
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Coordinates: 5°33′0″N 95°19′0″E / 5.55000°N 95.31667°E / 5.55000; 95.31667Coordinates: 5°33′0″N 95°19′0″E / 5.55000°N 95.31667°E / 5.55000; 95.31667ID
Country Indonesia
ProvinceTemplate:Country data Aceh
Founded22 April 1205
Government
 • MayorAminullah Usman
 • Vice MayorZainal Arifin
Area
 • City61.36 km2 (23.69 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,935.36 km2 (1,133.35 sq mi)
Elevation
0–10 m (0–32.9 ft)
Population
 (mid 2019)[1]
 • City268,148
 • Density4,400/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
513,698
 • Metro density180/km2 (450/sq mi)
DemonymsAcehnese
Warga Aceh (id)
Kawom Aceh (ace)
Demographics
 • Ethnic groupsAcehnese
 • ReligionIslam 97.09%
Buddhism 1.13%
Christianity 0.70%
Catholic 0.19%
Hinduism 0.02% Others 0.85% [2]
 • LanguagesIndonesian (official)
Acehnese (regional)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Postal code
23000
Area code(+62) 651
Vehicle registrationBL XXX XX
Websitewww.bandaacehkota.go.id


Banda Aceh is a city in Sumatra, Indonesia. Around 150,000 people there were killed in in the Tsunami on 26 December 2004. The long conflict between the Acehnese independence movement (GAM) and the Indonesian army (TNI) has been solved for the time being by the peace agreement on 15 August 2005. The peace process has been smooth since then.

References[change | change source]

  1. Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  2. Data Sensus Penduduk 2010 – Badan Pusat Statistik Republik Indonesia <http://sp2010.bps.go.id/index.php/site/tabel?tid=321&wid=8100000000>

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