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Banda Aceh
City
City of Banda Aceh
Kota Banda Aceh
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawoë باندا 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
Official seal of Banda Aceh
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Kota Serambi Mekkah
Motto(s): 
Saboeh Pakat Tabangun Banda
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Location within Aceh
Country  Indonesia
Province  Aceh
Founded 22 April 1205
Area
 • City 61.36 km2 (23.69 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,935.36 km2 (1,133.35 sq mi)
Elevation
0–10 m (0–32.9 ft)
Population
 (mid 2019)
 • City 268,148
 • Density 4,370.1/km2 (11,318.5/sq mi)
 • Metro
513,698
 • Metro density 175.0034/km2 (453.2567/sq mi)
Demonyms Acehnese
Warga Aceh (id)
Kawom Aceh (ace)
Demographics
 • Ethnic groups Acehnese
 • Religion Islam 97.09%
Buddhism 1.13%
Christianity 0.70%
Catholic 0.19%
Hinduism 0.02% Others 0.85%
 • Languages Indonesian (official)
Acehnese (regional)
Time zone UTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Postal code
23000
Area code (+62) 651
Vehicle registration BL XXX XX

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.

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