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About Banda Aceh

Banda Aceh, formerly known as Kutaradja, is the capital and largest city in the province of Aceh, Indonesia. It is located on the island of Sumatra and has an elevation of 35 meters. The city covers an area of 64 square kilometres and had a population of 219,070 people, according to the 2000 census. Banda Aceh is located on the northwestern tip of Indonesia at the mouth of the Aceh River.

The city was originally established as Bandar Aceh Darussalam Kandang and served as a capital and hub for the Sultanate of Aceh upon its foundation in the late 15th century. Later its name was changed to Bandar Aceh Darussalam, and then became popularly known as Banda Aceh. The first part of the name comes from the Persian Bandar (بندر) meaning “port” or “haven.” The city is also dubbed the “port to Mecca,” or the “porch of Mecca” (Indonesian: Serambi Mekkah) in reference to the days when hajj pilgrims travelled by sea from Indonesia and would make a stop over in the city before continuing their journey to Mecca.

Banda Aceh is a historical-rich city. This city had long story due to the protracted conflicts between the Acehnese and foreign domination, including war with portuguese, wars with the Dutch and the Japanese. The city rose to international prominence in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean earthquake in 2004, which struck off the western coast of Sumatra. Banda Aceh was the closest major city to the earthquake’s epicentre, which lay 249 km off the coast. It suffered great damage in the earthquake and further damage when a tsunami struck shortly afterwards.

Despite severely affected by the 2004 tsunami, Banda Aceh has been amazingly recovered. It is widely known as one of the most cultural- and historical-rich city in Indonesia, offering you an enjoyable stay with its stunning culture, tourism spots, and unforgettable culinary options.

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About AINC

We are pleased to invite you to participate on The 5th Aceh International Nursing Conference that annually organized by Faculty of Nursing Universitas Syiah Kuala on September 2022. This year, the conference theme is “Achieving Global Community Health Through Innovation and Interprofessional Collaboration”. We accept abstracts and papers for oral and poster presentation from researchers, academicians, practitioners, policy makers, students, and other stakeholders in nursing and health sciences from around the world.

About USK

Universitas Syiah Kuala (recognizedly abbreviated as USK) is the largest and the oldest national university in Aceh Province, Sumatera, Indonesia. USK was established on June 21st, 1961. The establishment of Unsyiah was driven by a spirit to form an institution to bring the Acehnese to become educated, knowledgeable, and pious to God the Almighty.

USK has a vision to establish itself as an innovative, independent, and outstanding university in term of the development of sciences, technology, humanities, sport and arts, in order to produce qualified graduates who highly honour moral and ethical values.

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AINC UNSYIAH 2022
Organizing Committee

Fakultas Keperawatan Universitas Syiah Kuala
Jln. Tgk Tanoh Abee Faculty of Nursing, Kopelma Darussalam,
Banda Aceh, Indonesia 23111E-mail: ainc@unsyiah.ac.id

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