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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How to use Aceh in a sentence
Mobil was extracting as much as a quarter of its profits from Aceh.Steve Coll on ExxonMobil’s Sinister Kingdom and ‘Private Empire’ | Jimmy So | May 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A reforming Indonesia that nonetheless was ruthless in Aceh, for instance.The U.S. Cannot Confront China on Every Move it Disagrees With | Zachary Karabell | May 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
For example, the long-running insurgency in Aceh, home to the country's most zealous Islamists, has drawn to a close.