Banda Aceh is the Provincial Capital of Aceh Province, formerly known as Kutaraja until 1962. On April 22nd, 2013 Banda Aceh celebrates its 808 years anniversary. Today, Banda Aceh is the beating heart of the Provincial Goverment administration for economic, cultural and tourism development. Banda Aceh has fully recovered from the December 2004 tsunami boxing day which destroyed almost 60% of the city with approximately 75.000 victims. Kutaraja or Banda Aceh as the capital of the Islamic Kingdom of Aceh Darussalam is one of the oldest Islamic city in South East Asia.