Banda Aceh

Banda Aceh is a city in Sumatra, Indonesia. Around 150,000 people there were killed 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.

City of Banda Aceh
Kota Banda Aceh
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawoëباندا اچيه
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Official seal of Banda Aceh
Location within Aceh
Banda Aceh is located in Bay of Bengal
Banda Aceh
Banda Aceh
Location in Sumatra, Indonesia and the Bay of Bengal
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
Province Aceh
Founded22 April 1205
 • MayorAminullah Usman
 • Vice MayorZainal Arifin
 • City61.36 km2 (23.69 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,935.36 km2 (1,133.35 sq mi)
0–10 m (0–32.9 ft)
 (mid 2019)[1]
 • City268,148
 • Density4,370.1/km2 (11,318.5/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density175.0034/km2 (453.2567/sq mi)
 • 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
Vehicle registrationBL XXX XX


  1. Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  2. Data Sensus Penduduk 2010 – Badan Pusat Statistik Republik Indonesia <>

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