About Central Aceh Regency


Gayonese Documentary, Central Aceh Regency (IndonesianKabupaten Aceh Tengah) is a regency in Aceh Special Region (Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam)of Indonesia. It is located on Sumatra island. The regency covers an area of 4,318.39 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census had a population of 175,527; the latest official estimate (as at 2014) is 184,794.[1] Most of its inhabitants are Gayo. Central Aceh is famous for its Lake Laut Tawar. Its capital is Takengon. In 1969, the Southeast Aceh Regency was separated from the Central Aceh Regency.[2] In 2003 the Bener Meriah Regency was separated from the remaining Central Aceh Regency.

The residual regency is the main centre of coffee production within Aceh province and is home to the Gayo people who are mostly concentrated in this regency and in the neighbouring Bener Meriah Regency and Gayo Lues Regency.[3][4]

The regency borders Pidie RegencyBireuen Regency and Bener Meriah Regency to the north, East Aceh Regency to the east, Gayo Lues Regency to the south and West AcehPidie, and Nagan Raya regencies to the west.

The regency is divided administratively into fourteen districts (kecamatan):[5]


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