This research is entitled "The lhoknga community's perception of the expansion of
Aceh Besar District". In this study, researchers describe how the Lhoknga
community's perception of the expansion. This study aims to see how far the
process of the division of Aceh Besar District is. and its development over the last
few years. Factors influencing the Lhoknga community's perception of pemekaran.
This research was conducted with a qualitative method and a narrative approach.
Data was collected by means of observation, documentation and interviews with
selected informants by purposive sampling. Then this study uses Herbert Blumer's
Symbolic Interactionalism theory as a reference in carrying out the research. The
purpose of this study is to describe how the Lhoknga community's perception of
expansion and the factors that influence the Lhoknga's perception of expansion.
The results of this study are the Lhoknga community's perception of expansion. has
been going well, because it is supported by the role of each element involved, the
community as the most important element gave a good response, and that was very
good, seeing the process of expansion which was very long and tortuous, from the
results of several interviews with informants, the researcher concluded that the
community is sure that the expansion will materialize, but the estimated time is still
a few years away, the community also really appreciates what the committee has
done and hopes that the expansion will be realized soon, what makes the
community more enthusiastic is that the capital has been determined in a committee
member meeting represented by all regions , and also the submission of files is in
the final stage, this then raises hope for the community, they hope that the
expansion can be carried out as soon as possible, but again everything needs a
process and must also follow the applicable legal procedures, but so far the progress
shown is very positive, progress operate a job well done the community supports it
very enthusiastically, so it's a positive thing to have continue to show.
Keywords: Perception, Expansion, Society