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A·ceh

 (ä′chā)
A semiautonomous region and former sultanate of northwest Sumatra, Indonesia. The first part of Indonesia to convert to Islam (c. 13th century), Aceh was the site of a secessionist insurgency from the 1970s until the signing of a peace agreement with the national government in 2005. In 2004, Aceh was devastated by a severe tsunami that killed over 100,000 people.

A′ceh·nese′ (-nēz′, -nēs′) n. & adj.

Aceh

(ˈaːtʃeɪ)
n
(Placename) an autonomous region of N Indonesia, in N Sumatra; mountainous with rain forests; scene of separatist conflict since the later 1990s; coastal areas suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Capital: Banda Aceh. Pop: 3 930 905 (2000). Area: 55 392 sq km (21 381 sq miles)
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Implementing agency : Local Government Of Aceh Province
Aceh Province has experienced a dark history in development for three decades since 1980, due to various problems in development such as security conflicts and The Military Operations Area (DOM) from the 1980s to the 2000s, as well as the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami disaster of 2004.
On Tuesday, two men were publicly caned in Aceh province for consensual gay sex.
Jakarta, Ramadan 12, 1437, June 17, 2016, SPA -- The Indonesian navy was preparing to tow a boat carrying 44 Australia-bound Sri Lankan migrants out to sea Friday after engine trouble forced the vessel to moor off the coast of Aceh province for six days.
The Aceh province in Indonesia has announced a plan to convert its development bank into an Islamic bank.
Indonesia's Aceh province, which was closest to the quake's epicentre, was hit first and hardest.
CAKARTA (CyHAN)- More than 120,966 people have fled home, as floods are afflicting Indonesia's Aceh province in the northern tip of Sumatra Island, an official said here on Wednesday.
Most of the deaths were in northern Sumatra's Aceh province.
1-magnitude quake that struck Aceh province in July killed at least 35 people and left thousands homeless.
Summary: Jakarta: Aid began to trickle in to devastated villages in Indonesia's Aceh province on Thursday .
Jakarta, July 03 (BNA) - The powerful quake that hit Aceh province of Indonesia on Tuesday has killed 22 people, injured 218 others and damaged thousands of houses, official said here on Wednesday.
2-magnitude earthquake that struck Aceh province rose to 24 as they began removing the bodies of as many as 20 children trapped under the rubble of a collapsed mosque.