Htantabin Township

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Htantabin Township
ထန်းတပင် မြို့နယ်
township
Htantabin Township is located in Burma
Htantabin Township
Htantabin Township
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 17°8′0″N 95°55′0″E / 17.13333°N 95.91667°E / 17.13333; 95.91667Coordinates: 17°8′0″N 95°55′0″E / 17.13333°N 95.91667°E / 17.13333; 95.91667
Country Burma (Myanmar)
Region Yangon
Administrative seat Htantabin
Population (2008)[1] 120,454
Time zone MST (UTC6:30)
Area code(s) 1 (mobile: 80, 99)

Htantabin Township (Burmese: ထန်းတပင် မြို့နယ်, pronounced: [tʰáɴdəbɪ̀ɴ mjo̰nɛ̀]) is a township located on the western border of central Yangon Region, Burma (Myanmar). Its administrative seat is Htantabin which is located in the southeastern part of the township on the western bank of the Hlaing River just south of its confluence with the Kokkowa River.[2]

The township is partially urbanized, although it is not part of the city of Yangon. The majority of the land is still in agriculture. In addition to agricultural work on the farms, the main sources of employment are as factory workers, temporary manual labor, as civil servants, and work in a variety of small to medium-size businesses.[1] Htantabin township is home to the University of West Yangon.

The township will be home to a 270 megawatt coal-fired power plant built by Htoo Trading, which will supply electricity to Yangon's industrial zones.[3]

Communities[edit]

There are 59 Village Tracts in the township consisting of 230 villages.[1]

Human Rights Violations in the Region[edit]

On 29 December, 1994 at 11:00 p.m., SLORC troops from IB 73 threw a grenade into a crowd while they were holding a religious ceremony in In Gyin Koe Village, Htantabin Township, Pegu Division, causing the deaths of 10 villagers and wounding 24 others. [PDC] [4]

On February 5, 1998 Burmese Army troops tortured, shot and killed a pastor, Maung Ohn Kyi, and his son-in-law in Kawtupoe village of Htantabin township. [5]

Borders[edit]

The township's eastern border is formed by the Hlaing River. Its southwestern boundary is formed by the Panhlaing River and part of its western border is formed by the Bawle River.[2] Htantabin Township borders with:[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Profile Htantabin Township" Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU), April 2009
  2. ^ a b "NE 46-12 Henzada, Burma" topographic map 1:250,000, US Army Map Service, October 1959
  3. ^ "Improved electricity for Yangon industry". Myanmar Times. 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Burma Human Rights Yearbook, 1994, http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/HRDU1994-02-executions.htm
  5. ^ Burma Human Rights Yearbook, 1998, Chapter 8, Extra-judicial Killing, Summary and Arbitrary Executions, http://www.burmalibrary.org/show.php?cat=1315
  6. ^ Township 296 "Myanmar States/Divisions and Townships Overview Map". Yangon: Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU). December 2007. 

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