Hinthada

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Hinthada
ဟင်္သာတမြို့
Henzada
city
Watercolor of Henzada in 1855
Watercolor of Henzada in 1855
Hinthada is located in Burma
Hinthada
Hinthada
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 17°38′46″N 95°27′37″E / 17.64611°N 95.46028°E / 17.64611; 95.46028Coordinates: 17°38′46″N 95°27′37″E / 17.64611°N 95.46028°E / 17.64611; 95.46028
Country  Burma (Myanmar)
Region Ayeyarwady Region
District Hinthada
Township Hinthada
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population [1]
 • Estimate (2010) 170,312
 • Religions Buddhism
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Hinthada (Burmese: ဟင်္သာတမြို့; formerly Henzada) is a city located on the Irrawaddy River in Ayeyarwady Region, Burma (Myanmar). In the 1983 census the city itself had a population of 82,005.[1] By 2010 it had grown to 170,312.[1] The trade of locally grown rice and grain goes through the port of Hinthada.

History[edit]

Historically, Hinthada was occupied by the Mon people (Talaings),[2] and was part of the Pagan Empire.[2]

Education[edit]

The city is home to University of Computer Studies, Hinthada and Hinthada University and Technological University, Hinthada.[3]

People[edit]

Hinthada is the hometown of Burmese actor Kawleikgyin Ne Win and Burmese novelist Pho Kyar, as well as the birthplace of the American diplomat Ernest B. Price.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Myanmar: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population"". Archived from the original on 2013-02-09.  World Gazetteer
  2. ^ a b Morrison, W. S. (1915) Henzada District Office of the Superintendent, Government Printing, Rangoon, Burma, page 16, OCLC 69339625
  3. ^ "Technological University, Hinthada" homepage

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