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Lhokseumawe is a province and special territory (daerah istimewa) of Indonesia, located in the northern part of the island of Sumatra. Population 179,807 People.


Lhokseumawe set the status of a city based on Law Number 2 of 2001, dated June 21, 2001 with the boundaries of the area:

  • North- Selat Malaka
  • South- Kecamatan Kuta Makmur, Kabupaten Aceh Utara
  • West- Kecamatan Dewantara, Kabupaten Aceh Utara
  • East- Kecamatan Syamtalira Bayu, Kabupaten Aceh Utara

The city is divided administratively into four districts (kecamatan):

Kecamatan Area
No. of
Banda Sakti 11.24 18
Blang Mangat 56.12 22
Muara Dua 57.80 17
Muara Satu 55.90 11


  • Banda Aceh - capital city of the region.
  • Kutancane - Southernmost city, a place where roads meet.
  • Takengon - mountainous city by Laut Tawar Lake, famous for its fish.

Other destinations[edit]

  • Banyak Islands
  • Lhoknga — surfing within easy striking distance of Banda Aceh. Nearby Lampuuk, is a beach and mountain area with a variety of accommodation and attractions.
  • Meulaboh
  • Sabang (Pulau Weh) — The westernmost point of Indonesia and Aceh's favorite beach getaway
  • Ketambe — The best place to visit Gunung Leuser National Park in the Aceh province. A small, quiet and charming village. However it is an effort to get there.


Lhokseumawe is the second largest city in Aceh Special District, in the north of Sumatra, Indonesia. The city covers an area of 181.06 square kilometres. Being between Banda Aceh and the large southern city of Medan, the town is a key regional centre important for the economy of Aceh. for more information you can ask directly to bappeda kota lhokseumawe


Bahasa Indonesia is spoken by most Acehnese, but sometimes you will hear Bahasa Aceh (Acehnese), Bahasa Gayo (Gayonese), and other more minor languages.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Banda Aceh is now a visa-on-arrival entry point. There are two direct international flights to Banda Aceh. Air Asia offers flights from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, while Firefly connects four times a week from Penang. Prices of tickets range from 15 to 70 USD. Indonesian consulates and embassies abroad also issue 60 day tourist visas.

Domestically, there are daily flights between Jakarta and Banda Aceh by Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air via Medan and Sri Wijaya. Sri Wijaya is the cheapest but Lion Air and Garuda fly generally newer aircraft.

By bus[edit]

The road from Medan to Lhokseumawe and from Banda Aceh are now reasonable. Especially the express night buses from Medan 10 hours,200 000 IDR are a good deal. Non express day and night buses are cheaper (150 000 IDR) and take longer 12-14 hours.

By boat[edit]

The Ferry from Penang to Langsa with a capacity of 138 passengers commences operation from the 21st of February and costs RM 180 return

Get around[edit]

There is no need for travel permits anymore in Lhokseumawe. Becak, rental cars and motor are available in Lhokseumawe.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Krueng Cunda River.
  • P. Ramlee Village.
  • Riyadhah Park.
  • Seumadu Island.
  • Waduk Pusong.


  • KP3 Beach.
  • Meuraksa Beach.
  • Rancong Beach.
  • Reklamasi Pusong Beach.
  • Ujong Blang Beach.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

Arab, Persian, and Indian traders influenced food in Aceh although flavours have changed to be little like their original form. Amongst these are curry dishes known as kare or gulai, which are rich, coconut-based dishes traditionally made with beef, goat, fish or poultry, but are now also made with tofu, vegetables, and jackfruit. Popular Acehnese food includes roti cane and mie aceh.

New restaurants and seafood stalls are popping up all the time in the local Lhoknga and lampuuk seaside areas of Lhokseumawe as the local economy develops.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are many hotels and also other types of accommodation available in Lhokseumawe

Stay safe[edit]

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