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  Travelling in Indonesia  (ACEH)
Aceh's dominance in trade and politics in northern parts of Sumatra began, reaching its climax between 1610 and 1640.
With the death of Sultan Iskandar Thani in 1641, Aceh's decline began.
Banda Aceh is the capital of Aceh and also the main gateway to the province.
www.emp.pdx.edu /htliono/Aceh.html   (996 words)

  
  Banda Aceh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Banda Aceh is the provincial capital and largest city of Aceh, Indonesia, located on the island of Sumatra at 5°31′N 95°25′E, with an elevation of 21 m.
It is also proudly referred to as the "port to Meccah", as Islam first arrived in Aceh and spread throughout Southeast Asia.
Banda Aceh was the closest major city to the earthquake's epicentre.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Banda_Aceh   (154 words)

  
 Aceh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aceh (IPA pronunciation: [ʔaˈtɕɛh], pronounced approximately AH-chay, but with [e], not [ei] at the end) is a special territory (daerah istimewa) of Indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra.
Aceh was the closest point of land to the epicenter of the massive 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, which triggered a tsunami that devastated much of the western coast of the region, including part of the capital of Banda Aceh.
The western coastal areas of Aceh, including the cities of Banda Aceh, Calang, and Meulaboh, were among the areas hardest-hit by the tsunami resulting from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on December 26, 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aceh   (2901 words)

  
 Banda Aceh: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aceh (pronounced ah-chay) is a special territory (daerah istimewa, or "special area") of indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of sumatra....
Calang, the capital of the aceh jaya district of the special territory (daerah istimewa) of aceh, on the island of sumatra in indonesia, with a...
Teunom, a town in the aceh barat (west aceh) district of the special territory (daerah istimewa) of aceh on the island of sumatra in indonesia,...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/banda_aceh.htm   (504 words)

  
 Banda Aceh 1
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — The tsunami finally hit home when I turned a corner on a busy downtown street on an early June morning and saw the boat.
And virtually all of those died in the province of Aceh, which sits just north of the equator on the western tip of the island of Sumatra.
The city of Banda Aceh sits at the northwestern tip of Aceh, fatally close to the epicenter of the earthquake that started it all.
www.bartonchronicle.com /html/featbandaaceh.html   (911 words)

  
 Home Page-nya Zulkarman Syafrin
Banda Aceh, or Kutaraja, the old name, is capital of province of D.I. Aceh.
Banda Aceh has been the administrative, religgious, commercial and educational center for the region since ages.
Banda Aceh is the stepping stone for both Pulau Weh with Sabang, and for Lhok Nga, but is pity to just pass through without taking part in all that the town and it is vicinity offers.
members.tripod.com /~zulkarman/baceh.html   (1387 words)

  
 Aceh - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Aceh
Aceh has a long history of separatist uprisings against outside rule, fuelled by human rights abuse by the Indonesian armed forces and feelings of economic exploitation.
Formerly the centre for the Pole Buddhist state in the late 5th-century, Aceh became, from the 13th century, one of the earliest centres of Muslim learning in Indonesia, and home to an advanced culture based on wet-rice cultivation.
Aceh was incorporated into Indonesia in 1950, as the province of North Sumatra, but there was local resistance to Indonesian rule.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Aceh   (509 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Aceh is the northernmost province on Sumatra and in Indonesia, the provincial capital is Banda Aceh with a population of approx.
Buddhism came to Aceh with Indian traders in the 7th century, while Islam was introduced by Arabic and Indian Muslims in the 13th century.
The provincial capital of Banda Aceh is clearly the largest and most lively city in the region.
courses.washington.edu /larescue/aceh6.htm   (798 words)

  
 Aceh travel guide - Wikitravel
Aceh (pronounced "ah-chey", full name: Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam; various spellings include Acheh, Atjeh and Achin) is a province and special territory (daerah istimewa) of Indonesia, located in the northern part of the island of Sumatra, the largest island in the Indonesian archipelago.
The province of Aceh is located in the Northwestern of Sumatra Island with the area of approximately 57,365.57 km square or 12.26 % of size of Sumatra Island.
Aceh is surrounded by Malacca Strait in the north, North Sumatra Province in the east, Indian Ocean in the south and the west.
wikitravel.org /en/Aceh   (812 words)

  
 AsiaMedia Columns :: A brief immersion in Banda Aceh
Perhaps in deference to his aging and alien passenger, Maskur negotiated the crowded, dusty streets of Banda Aceh at a pace that might politely be described as stately.
Aceh has taken advantage of the very limited local autonomy granted it by the central government in Jakarta to establish Sharia law, a second, Islamic legal system that draws its edicts directly from religious teachings.
The ground of Aceh continues to shake, and as you lie in your hotel bed, suddenly wide awake at two in the morning, you realize that you really have no idea what is going on under the surface.
www.asiamedia.ucla.edu /columns.asp?parentid=29364   (1926 words)

  
 Gritty Survivors of Banda Aceh Slowly Getting Back on Their Feet
BANDA ACEH, INDONESIA (10 March 2005) - Six weeks after the tsunami, Idris, a retired civil servant, and his wife Cut Rosmiati are rebuilding their two-storey house in Lampulo, a residential suburb that the tsunami of last December reduced to rubble.
Because of the long-running conflict between the government and separatists, Aceh was generally off limits to visitors, but the influx of dozens of relief and development agencies has swollen the foreign presence.
All over Banda Aceh, people are beginning to rebuild a city devastated by the earthquake and tsunami.
adb.org /Media/Articles/2005/7079_Indonesia_tsunami_disaster?...   (988 words)

  
 Banda Aceh
Banda Aceh [previously known as Kutaradja, and variously called Bandar Aceh, Acheh, Achem, Acem, Atjeh, Kuta Raja] is the capital of Indonesia's Aceh province, and also the main gateway to the province.
Violence in Aceh continued at high levels during the month of November 2000 and was most intense when Indonesian security forces attempted to halt the influx to Banda Aceh of participants in the second annual mass demonstration in support of a referendum on independence.
Approximately 50 civilians were killed outside of Banda Aceh in the days preceding the 2000 demonstration, contributing to a far smaller turnout than in 1999.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/indonesia/banda-aceh.htm   (1007 words)

  
 Do Something | Doing Something in Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Banda Aceh is located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, part of the country of Indonesia.
The first goal of the IBU Clinic in Aceh was to provide aid to the most vulnerable people—children and widows with children—immediately after the Tsunami.
The IBU Clinic in Banda Aceh served an important role in the initial relief efforts and continues to serve the needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami.
www.dosomething.org /tipsheets/doing_something_in_banda_aceh_indonesia   (951 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Eyewitness: Loss and despair in Aceh
The Indonesian province of Aceh was one of the areas worst affected by the Asian tsunami disaster.
I was on a ferry between the island of Pulau Weh and Banda Aceh.
Banda Aceh is very low so the water went deep into the city.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4145859.stm   (570 words)

  
 WFP
As people in tsunami-ravaged Banda Aceh rebuild their lives, children are returning to school.
Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Diana Novita Sari’s dark eyes widen as she slowly begins to count, using her fingers to mark the names.
Diana’s school, Banda Aceh Primary School Number 109, was situated in the Ulee Lheue district of the Acehinese capital, not far from the piers where the passenger ferries from outlying islands used to dock.
www.wfp.org /newsroom/in_depth/Asia/Indonesia/050708_banda_aceh_SF.htm   (949 words)

  
 Aceh.Net: Information about Aceh
Aceh (pronounced Ah-chay) is a special territory (daerah istimewa) of Indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra.
Aceh was the closest point of land to the epicenter of the massive 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, which triggered Tsunamis that devastated much of the western coast of the region, including the capital city of Banda Aceh.
Aceh is known for its political independence and fierce resistance to control by outsiders, including the former Dutch colonists and, until recently, the central government of Indonesia.
www.aceh.net   (197 words)

  
 Aceh Tsunami Insights, from Family Care Foundation
Aceh is considered the most Muslim part of the largest Muslim country in the world, with a rich cultural heritage that goes back centuries.
In the three decades before the tsunami, Aceh was embroiled in the turmoil of federal troops confronting the local heavily armed GAM resistance army, so people were not comfortable going out into the streets at night.
With Aceh negotiating to try to get about a much larger percentage of the oil revenue pumped in their province, they stand poised to become a very rich area, with both the oil companies and the commercial entrepreneurs equally interested.
www.familycare.org /getinvolved/tsunami_indonesia01.htm   (519 words)

  
 EO Natural Hazards: Earthquake Spawns Tsunamis
The Indonesian province of Aceh was hit hardest by the earthquake and tsunamis of December 26, 2004.
Aceh is located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra.
The town of Lhoknga, on the west coast of Sumatra near the capital of Aceh, Banda Aceh, was completely destroyed by the tsunami, with the exception of the mosque in the city’s center.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=12647   (275 words)

  
 Banda Aceh - Promoting Bali
BANDA ACEH, often just shortened to BANDA, is the capital of Aceh, the most staunchly Islamic province of Indonesia.
As with the rest of Aceh, however, those who are willing to obey the dress code will find Banda a laid-back and pleasant city of impressive white mansions.
Banda's other major sight is the dull Aceh Museum (Tues-Thurs, Sat and Sun 8am-6pm, Fri 8-11am and 2.30-6pm; Rp200) on the eastern banks of Sungai Assyiqi, 300m southeast of the mosque along Jalan Sultan Alauddin Mahmudsyah.
www.promotingbali.com /beyond-bali/sumatra/banda-aceh   (317 words)

  
 Coffee Kids | How You Can Help | Disaster Relief
With relief efforts in Banda Aceh, Meulaboh and other heavily affected coastal areas proceeded apace and an abundance of foreign and domestic relief efforts underway there, the fund is now focusing its efforts on the over 3,000 refugees and returning residents now in a holding center in the Takengon highlands.
The Aceh Relief Fund is conducting surveys and developing plans in the coming two weeks to address the reconstruction and repair of community infrastructure and homes in the Central Aceh highlands as well as assisting in the resettlement of the refugees and returnees in the area.
From the PPKGO it is clear that the coastal communities of Banda Aceh in the North and Bireun on the Eastern coast are two areas where the magnitude of emergency relief is most needed.
www.coffeekids.org /help/emergency.htm   (4213 words)

  
 ILO Jakarta Office: ILO Response on Earthquake/Tsunami in Indonesia
BANDA ACEH: The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Indonesian Employers’ Association (APINDO), joined by the BRR, and UNIFEM, celebrated the International Women’s Day with the themes to promote role models for women entrepreneurs and to secure gender mainstreaming in all process of reconstruction and rehabilitation initiatives in Aceh and Nias.
BANDA ACEH (Joint Press Release): The natural disaster that struck Aceh on 26 December 2004 caused the loss of many lives, displaced families and destroyed jobs as well as source of the livelihood of over 600,000 people.
BANDA ACEH (Joint Press Release): Children between the ages of 15-17 and living in the camps for displaced persons in the Province of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) will be the target of new training programmes being launched in Banda Aceh on Monday, March 14.....
www.ilo.org /public/english/region/asro/jakarta/aceh   (1248 words)

  
 CNS STORY: Italian Franciscan says he fears Banda Aceh parish will never recover
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (CNS) -- When Franciscan Father Ferdinando Seferi celebrated a mid-January Mass in his shattered parish in Banda Aceh, only six parishioners were among the 30 people who attended the service.
He said he doubts the Batak will return to Banda Aceh and instead will choose to return to their original villages.
Despite the fact that Aceh is an overwhelmingly fundamentalist Muslim province, Father Seferi spent the early part of the day blessing corpses dragged from the city's debris.
www.catholicnews.com /data/stories/cns/0500311.htm   (749 words)

  
 Andreas Harsono: Banda Aceh Journalists
Banda Aceh has a lively journalist community although it practically has only a single daily newspaper –the Serambi Indonesia.
“CoHA” is the acronym of the "Cessation of Hostilities Agreement" --the ceasefire agreement in Aceh between 2002 and 2003.
Asnawi Kumar is the chief correspondent of the Rakyat Aceh.
andreasharsono.blogspot.com /2005/04/banda-aceh-journalists.html   (895 words)

  
 IslamiCity.com - Day of Arrival in Banda Aceh
The earthquake and Tsunami generated rubble of Banda Aceh is left "as is." The rebuilding master plan, expected to top $4.5 billion over five years, assuming the promised international aid is realized.
The plan is expected to comprise of (a) redistribution of land to the survivors, (b) rebuilding the infrastructure in the devastated areas, and, most importantly (c) programs to rehabilitate the survivors to their pre-Tsunami position.
Banda Aceh airport was designed for receiving only a limited number of flights a day.
www.islamicity.com /articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0505-2693   (1260 words)

  
 Radio Nikoya Banda Aceh Is Back On Air Again: UNESCO-CI
The re-opening took place in the new location of Radio Nikoya, in one of the parts of the city of Banda Aceh that was not affected by the tsunami.
The official launching was marked by the cutting of a ribbon that was put at the main door of the station by Muwardi Nurdin, the Mayor of Banda Aceh, hand in hand with Stephen Hill, Director of UNESCO Jakarta.
Radio Nikoya was one of the 12 private-commercial radio stations in Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province.
portal.unesco.org /ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=19268&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (1102 words)

  
 ADB Grants Will Help Provide Homes for Those Displaced by Tsunami in Aceh
But she is concerned about the "waiting, waiting, waiting" for news as to when she and her fellow villagers might be able return home and get on with their lives.
Not only is the west coast road inaccessible 20 km beyond Banda Aceh - because of damaged roads and bridges - but providing new housing for large numbers of people is no mean task.
Nurmina (far left) and fellow villagers from Lhoong on the west coast of Aceh province - may face a long wait in their crowded tent.
adb.org /Media/Articles/2005/7112_Indonesia_housing?...   (693 words)

  
 Gritty Survivors of Banda Aceh Slowly Getting Back on Their Feet
BANDA ACEH, INDONESIA (10 March 2005) - Six weeks after the tsunami, Idris, a retired civil servant, and his wife Cut Rosmiati are rebuilding their two-storey house in Lampulo, a residential suburb that the tsunami of last December reduced to rubble.
Because of the long-running conflict between the government and separatists, Aceh was generally off limits to visitors, but the influx of dozens of relief and development agencies has swollen the foreign presence.
All over Banda Aceh, people are beginning to rebuild a city devastated by the earthquake and tsunami.
www.adb.org /Media/Articles/2005/7079_Indonesia_tsunami_disaster/default.asp?RegistrationID=guest   (988 words)

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