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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)
Contemporary Examples

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 5, 2012

For example, the long-running insurgency in aceh, home to the country’s most zealous Islamists, has drawn to a close.
This, Too, Shall Pass Reihan Salam July 17, 2009

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 4, 2012


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