General Information About LhokseumaweThe name of Lhokseumawe came from word "Lhok" and "Seumawe". Lhok means deep, bay, ocean trenches and Lhokseumawe means the swirling water in the sea along the offshore of Banda Sakti and its surroundings. The city was formerly part of North Aceh Regency, The existence of this region can not be separated from the emergence of the kingdom Samudera Pasai around the 13th century, the area later became part of the sovereignty of Sultanate of Aceh since 1511.
GeographyLhokseumawe City is located between 4? - 5? North Latitude and 96? - 97? East Longitude with an average altitude of 13 meters above sea level. Lhokseumawe set the status of a city based on Law Number 2 of 2001, dated June 21, 2001 Lhokseumawe City is divided into 4 sub districts, 9 residents, 68 villages, and 259 sub-villages with the boundaries of the area.
PopulationLhokseumawe is the second largest city in Aceh Special District, in the north of Sumatra, Indonesia. The population is 180,200. Being between Banda Aceh and the large southern city of Medan, the town is a key regional centre important for the economy of Aceh.
ReligionThe religion of the majority of the population is Islam, with minorities including Buddhists and Christians (both Protestant and Catholic)
ATMsThey are widely available all over the city.
BanksBanks are open from Monday to friday, 8:00-16:30 hrs and on Friday, 8:00-15:00hrs; on Saturdays and Sundays they are closed. Central branches of some banks may be found open until 8:00 daily and from 10.00 to 16.30 on Saturdays. For further details while in Lhokseumawe please consult your hotel concierge.
ClimateThe climate in Lhokseumawe is typically Mediterranean with warm and dry summers.
Credit cardsAll major credit cards are accepted in almost all hotels, shops and restaurants. Stickers in the front windows will advise you as to which cards are accepted.
CurrencyRupiah is the official currency.
ElectricityElectricity is 220 V/50 Hz. Plugs are the standard continental (DIN) type with two round pins.
HealthcareEmergency treatment is free to all in public hospitals. Public and private hospitals can be found in big cities. Small and large islands usually have hospitals and health centres.
LanguageAcehnese is the official language. Most sabang people speak English as a foreign language.
RestaurantsRestaurants and Taverns are normally open for lunch from 10:30 to 16:00, for dinner from 19:00 to midnight. coffe shops usually serve food all day long, and some of them stay open till late at night.
TelecommunicationsThe international access code for Lhokseumawe is +62 645 and use phone cards, which can be purchased from kiosks. For information concerning mobile phone use in Lhokseumawe (telephone transmissions are based on GSM technology), please ask your provider.
TimeLhokseumawe is in the WIB (UTC+7) time zone.
TippingTipping is not compulsory but is quite usual in Lhokseumawe Hotel
Investment opportunity in LhokseumaweNew geo-data shows that Lhokseumawe has large under-exploited mineral deposits, manufacturing of affordable equipment and the city has been zoned into specific production areas and in order to ease logistics and supply of agricultural products/source of raw materials. Lhokseumawe is faith based tourism (pilgrimage to the famous Kingdom of Samudra Pasai) Business Ideas You Can Start Today :
Places Of Interest
Samudera Pasai KingdomSamudera Pasai Kingdom was located in Aceh and became the first Islamic kingdom in Indonesia. This kingdom was established by Meurah Silu in 1267
Jeulikat ReservoirThe Jeulikat Reservoir is the largest water reservoir located near the down town. Named for the distric of jeulikat, it covers a total area of 2,250 square
Japan Park HillJapan Park Hill has some of the most interesting cave sites in lhokseumawe are located at Blang Payang Village
Riyadhah ParkRiyadhah Park is located in the center of the city of lhokseumawe, extending about 4 kilometers from east to west, and about 2 kilometers from south to north
Kite Fighting Festival
Enjoy a stunning display of kites on the Japan Park Hill of Lhokseumawe City, The weekend festival will include Kite Fighting, free kids kitemaking, etc
Local Fish Cooking Competition
If you enjoy cooking we'd love you to enter Local Fish Cooking Competition, you can eat whatever you want.
The Developing City Exhibition will look at how the physical environment of the City - its buildings, public spaces and culture also some local product.
Panglima Laot Boat Race
These are traditional rowing races at cunda river.