What Is Aceh?


What Is Aceh

Province with special status
Province of Aceh
Other transcription(s)
• Acehnese Nanggroë Acèh
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Nickname(s): Serambi Mekah ( Indonesian ) “Porch of Mecca ”
Motto(s): Pancacita ( Kawi ) “Five Ideals”
Anthem: Aceh Mulia ( Indonesian ) “Glorious Aceh”
Aceh in Indonesia
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Coordinates: 05°33′25″N 95°19′34″E  /  5.55694°N 95.32611°E Coordinates : 05°33′25″N 95°19′34″E  /  5.55694°N 95.32611°E
Province status 7 December 1956
Capital and largest city Banda Aceh
• Type Special autonomous province
• Acting Governor Achmad Marzuki
• Legislative People’s Representative Council of Aceh
• Total 58,376.81 km 2 (22,539.41 sq mi)
• Rank 11th
Elevation 125 m (410 ft)
Highest elevation ( Mount Leuser ) 3,466 m (11,371 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (mid 2021 official estimate)
• Total 5,333,733
• Rank 14th
• Density 91/km 2 (240/sq mi)
• Rank 20th
Demonym Acehnese
• Ethnic groups
  • 71% Acehnese
  • 9% Javanese
  • 7% Gayo
  • 3% Batak
  • 2% Alas
  • 1.5% Simeulue
  • 1.4% Jamee
  • 1.1% Tamiang
  • 4% Others ( Kluet, Singkil, etc.)
• Religion
  • 98.48% Islam
  • 1.27% Christianism
    • 1.26% Protestanism
    • 0.1% Catholicism
  • 0.15% Buddhism
  • 0.01% Others
• Languages
  • Indonesian (official)
  • Acehnese (co-official)
  • Alas-Kluet
  • Devayan
  • Gayo
  • Haloban
  • Jamee
  • Lekon
  • Sigulai
  • Simeulue
  • Singkil
Time zone UTC+7 ( Indonesia Western Time )
GRP per capita US$2,239.49
GRP rank 19th (2018)
HDI (2021) 0.722 ( High )
HDI rank 11th (2021)
Website acehprov,go,id

Aceh ( AH -chay ), officially the Aceh Province ( Acehnese : Nanggroë Acèh ; Indonesian : Provinsi Aceh ) is the westernmost province of Indonesia,

What is the meaning Aceh?

/ (ˈaːtʃeɪ) / noun. an autonomous region of N Indonesia, in N Sumatra ; mountainous with rain forests; scene of separatist conflict since the later 1990s; coastal areas suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004.

Is Aceh a country?

Aceh (/ˈɑːtʃeɪ/ ( listen) AH-chay), officially the Aceh Province (Acehnese: Nanggroë Acèh; Indonesian: Provinsi Aceh) is the westernmost province of Indonesia.

Province status 7 December 1956
Capital and largest city Banda Aceh
Type Special autonomous province

Where is Aceh spoken?

Numerals –

Acehnese Indonesian English translation
sa satu one
dua dua two
lhèe tiga three
peuet empat four
limong lima five
nam enam six
tujôh tujuh seven
lapan delapan eight
sikureueng sembilan nine
siplôh sepuluh ten

What does Acheh mean?

Aceh, also spelled Acheh, Achin, or Atjeh, in full Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam or English State of Aceh, Abode of Peace, autonomous daerah istimewa (special district) of Indonesia, with the status of propinsi (or provinsi; province), forming the northern extremity of the island of Sumatra.

What was the goal of the Aceh Movement?

The insurgency in Aceh, officially designated the Rebellion in Aceh ( Indonesian: Pemberontakan di Aceh) by the Indonesian government, was a conflict fought by the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) between 1976 and 2005, with the goal of making the province of Aceh independent from Indonesia.

What is it like to live in Aceh?

Relative to most of Indonesia, it is a religiously conservative area. Aceh was the closest point of land to the epicenter of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, which devastated much of the western coast of the province.