Langsa ( Indonesian: Kota Langsa, Jawi: ), is a city in Aceh, Indonesia. The city covers an area of 262.41 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census had a population of 148,945 compared with 117,256 at the previous 2000 Census; the latest official estimate (as at 2014) is 156,809.
Langsa is located 315 kilometres (196 miles) from the city of Banda Aceh, the province's capital. Langsa is close to its province's southern border 167 kilometres (103 miles) from Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra. This makes Langsa a strategic city for trade and traffic between the two provinces.
There are several universities in the city of Langsa. Among them are University Samudra of Langsa and IAIN Zawiyah Cot Kala, Campus LP3I. The city hosts several schools of nursing and midwifery, including the Academy of Nursing of "Harapan Ibu", the Academy of Nursing "Yayasan Cut Nyak Dhien" and the Academy of Nursing "UMMI".