Aceh Province

Aceh Map

Aceh, generally anglicized as is a special region (daerah istimewa) of Indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. [wikipedia]

Aceh borders the Bay of Bengal in the north, the Indian Ocean in the west, the Strait of Malacca in the east, and North Sumatra in the west and south.

Aceh has a wealth of natural resources such as petroleum and natural gas. Resources were located in North Aceh and East Aceh.

Aceh is also famous for its forest resources, which are located along Bukit Barisan range, from Kutacane, Southeast Aceh, Seulawah, Aceh Besar, until Ulu Masen in Aceh Jaya. A national park, the Gunung Leuser National Park (TNGL) located in East Aceh.

Aceh Natural Resources

  • Petroleum
  • Natural Gas
  • Gold
  • Forests
  • Wood
  • Coffee
  • Fish
  • Spices

Industry in Aceh

Aceh has a number of large industries in which

  • PT Arun: Natural Gas Liquefaction refinery in Lhokseumawe
  • PT PIM: Iskandar Muda fertilizer plant in Lhokseumawe
  • PT AAF: Asean Fertilizer Plant in Lhokseumawe
  • PT KKA: Paper Factory in Lhokseumawe
  • PT SAI-Lafarge: Semen Andalas in Aceh Besar
  • ExxonMobil: Natural Gas Refinery in Lhokseumawe

Aceh tourism

  • Simeulue Surfing
  • Sumur Tiga Beach
  • Tapak Gajah Beach
  • Kasih Beach
  • Marine Park Rubiah Island
  • Marine Tourism Gapang Coast
  • Marine Tourism Iboih

Arts and Culture

Aceh has a distinctive variety of cultural arts such as dance, and other cultures such as:

  • Didong (performing arts from the Gayo)
  • Meuseukee Eungkot (a tradition in the West Aceh)
  • Peusijuek (or plain flour in the tradition of Malay)


  • Bustanussalatin
  • Tale Prang Sabi
  • Tale Malem Diwa
  • Legend Amat Rhah Manyang
  • Legend Putroe Neng
  • Legend Magasang and Magaseueng


Aceh province has at least 10 ethnic groups, has a wealth of dance very much and also very impressive. Some famous dances at the national level and even the world is a dance that originated from Aceh, such as Dance Dance Rateb Meuseukat and Saman.

Aceh Tribe Dance

  • Dance Laweut
  • Dance Likok Pulo
  • Dance Pho
  • Dance Ranup Lampuan
  • Dance Rapai Geleng
  • Dance Rateb Meuseukat
  • Dance Ratoh Duek
  • Dance Seudati
  • Dance Tarek Pukat

Gayo tribe dance

  • Tari Saman
  • Dance Bines
  • Dance Didong
  • Dance Guel
  • Dance Munalu
  • Dance Turun Ku Aih Aunen

Other Tribal Dance

  • Dance Ula-ula lembing
  • Dance Mesekat
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