-- also spelled "Leupueng"
, is a town in the district (Kabupaten
) of Aceh Besar
, close to the city of Banda Aceh
, the capital of the special territory
, on the island of Sumatra
. Leupung is located at 5'31" North latitude and 95'15" East longitude at an elevation of 33 m. The population in 2004 was approximately 10,000; the town has been completely obliterated by the tsunami
resulting from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
, being one of the towns closest to the earthquake's epicenter
According to early reports nothing vertical and square-edged is left , and the estimated number of survivors is 200–700.