Banda Aceh

  • banda aceh
    city
    city of banda aceh
    kota banda aceh
    other transcription(s)
     • jawoëباندا اچيه
    meuseujid raya bayturrahman.jpg
    aceh tsunami museum.jpg
    replika seulawah 001 di blang padang, banda aceh.jpg
    aceh thanks the world.jpg
    gunongan putroë phang.jpg
    peucut 3.jpg
    from top left : baiturrahman grand mosque, aceh tsunami museum, seulawah 001 monument, 2004 indian ocean tsunami monument, gunongan historical park, kerkhof peucut
    location within aceh
    location within aceh
    banda aceh is located in sumatra
    banda aceh
    banda aceh
    location in sumatra, indonesia and the bay of bengal
    banda aceh is located in indonesia
    banda aceh
    banda aceh
    banda aceh (indonesia)
    banda aceh is located in bay of bengal
    banda aceh
    banda aceh
    banda aceh (bay of bengal)
    coordinates: 5°33′0″n 95°19′3″e / 5°33′0″n 95°19′3″e / 5.55000; 95.31750acehnese
     • 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 ax
    bl xxx jx
    websitewww.bandaacehkota.go.id

    banda aceh is the capital and largest city in the province of aceh, indonesia. it is located on the island of sumatra and has an elevation of 35 meters. the city covers an area of 61.4 square kilometres and had a population of 223,446 people at the 2010 census, rising to 250,227 at the 2015 census; the latest official estimate (as at mid-2019) is 268,148.[3] banda aceh is located on the northwestern tip of indonesia at the mouth of the aceh river.

    the city was originally established as bandar aceh darussalam kandang[4] and served as a capital and hub for the sultanate of aceh upon its foundation in the late 15th century. later its name was changed to bandar aceh darussalam, and then became popularly known as banda aceh. the first part of the name comes from the persian bandar (بندر) meaning "port" or "haven". the city is also dubbed the "port to mecca," or the "porch of mecca" (indonesian: serambi mekkah) in reference to the days when hajj pilgrims travelled by sea from indonesia and would make a stopover in the city before continuing their journey to mecca.

    banda aceh had long been at the centre of protracted conflicts between the acehnese and foreign domination, including war with portuguese, wars with the dutch, the japanese, and the indonesian government. the city rose to international prominence in the aftermath of the indian ocean earthquake in 2004, which struck off the western coast of sumatra. banda aceh was the closest major city to the earthquake's epicentre, which lay 249 km off the coast.[5] it suffered great damage in the earthquake and further damage when a tsunami struck shortly afterwards. 167,000 people died as a result and many more were injured.[6][7]

    the aftermath of the tsunami has seen a cessation of much of the conflict in the city and province, and domestic and international aid, as a result, has seen a major modernisation and reconstruction of the city over the past decade.[8]

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Banda Aceh
City of Banda Aceh
Kota Banda Aceh
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawoëباندا اچيه
Meuseujid Raya Bayturrahman.JPG
Aceh Tsunami Museum.JPG
Replika Seulawah 001 di Blang Padang, Banda Aceh.jpg
Aceh Thanks the World.JPG
Gunongan Putroë Phang.JPG
Peucut 3.JPG
From top left : Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, Aceh Tsunami Museum, Seulawah 001 Monument, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Monument, Gunongan Historical Park, Kerkhof Peucut
Location within Aceh
Location within Aceh
Banda Aceh is located in Sumatra
Banda Aceh
Banda Aceh
Location in Sumatra, Indonesia and the Bay of Bengal
Banda Aceh is located in Indonesia
Banda Aceh
Banda Aceh
Banda Aceh (Indonesia)
Banda Aceh is located in Bay of Bengal
Banda Aceh
Banda Aceh
Banda Aceh (Bay of Bengal)
Coordinates: 5°33′0″N 95°19′3″E / 5°33′0″N 95°19′3″E / 5.55000; 95.31750Acehnese
 • 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 AX
BL XXX JX
Websitewww.bandaacehkota.go.id

Banda Aceh is the capital and largest city in the province of Aceh, Indonesia. It is located on the island of Sumatra and has an elevation of 35 meters. The city covers an area of 61.4 square kilometres and had a population of 223,446 people at the 2010 Census, rising to 250,227 at the 2015 Census; the latest official estimate (as at mid-2019) is 268,148.[3] Banda Aceh is located on the northwestern tip of Indonesia at the mouth of the Aceh River.

The city was originally established as Bandar Aceh Darussalam Kandang[4] and served as a capital and hub for the Sultanate of Aceh upon its foundation in the late 15th century. Later its name was changed to Bandar Aceh Darussalam, and then became popularly known as Banda Aceh. The first part of the name comes from the Persian bandar (بندر) meaning "port" or "haven". The city is also dubbed the "port to Mecca," or the "porch of Mecca" (Indonesian: Serambi Mekkah) in reference to the days when hajj pilgrims travelled by sea from Indonesia and would make a stopover in the city before continuing their journey to Mecca.

Banda Aceh had long been at the centre of protracted conflicts between the Acehnese and foreign domination, including war with Portuguese, wars with the Dutch, the Japanese, and the Indonesian government. The city rose to international prominence in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean earthquake in 2004, which struck off the western coast of Sumatra. Banda Aceh was the closest major city to the earthquake's epicentre, which lay 249 km off the coast.[5] It suffered great damage in the earthquake and further damage when a tsunami struck shortly afterwards. 167,000 people died as a result and many more were injured.[6][7]

The aftermath of the tsunami has seen a cessation of much of the conflict in the city and province, and domestic and international aid, as a result, has seen a major modernisation and reconstruction of the city over the past decade.[8]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Banda Atjeh
العربية: باندا آتشيه
تۆرکجه: باندا آچه
беларуская: Банда-Ачэх
български: Банда Ачех
català: Banda Aceh
čeština: Banda Aceh
dansk: Banda Aceh
Deutsch: Banda Aceh
eesti: Banda Aceh
Ελληνικά: Μπάντα Άτσεχ
español: Banda Aceh
Esperanto: Banda Aceh
euskara: Banda Aceh
فارسی: باندا آسه
føroyskt: Banda Acèh
français: Banda Aceh
galego: Banda Aceh
한국어: 반다아체
Bahasa Hulontalo: Kota Banda Aceh
Bahasa Indonesia: Kota Banda Aceh
italiano: Banda Aceh
ქართული: ბანდა-აჩეჰი
latviešu: Banda Ačeha
lietuvių: Banda Ačehas
magyar: Banda Aceh
Malagasy: Kota Banda Aceh
മലയാളം: ബന്ദ അക്കെ
Bahasa Melayu: Banda Aceh
Minangkabau: Kota Banda Aceh
Nederlands: Banda Atjeh
norsk: Banda Aceh
norsk nynorsk: Banda Aceh
پنجابی: بندا آچے
polski: Banda Aceh
português: Banda Achém
română: Banda Aceh
русский: Банда-Ачех
Scots: Banda Aceh
Simple English: Banda Aceh
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Banda Aceh
suomi: Banda Aceh
svenska: Banda Aceh
татарча/tatarça: Банда-Ачеһ
Türkçe: Banda Aceh
українська: Банда-Ачех
Tiếng Việt: Banda Aceh
Winaray: Banda Aceh
吴语: 班达亚齐
粵語: 班達亞齊
中文: 班達亞齊