Kadan Kyun

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Kadan Kyun is located in Burma
Kadan Kyun
Kadan Kyun
Location of Kadan Kyun in Burma

Kadan Kyun is the largest island in the Mergui Archipelago, Burma. Its area is 450 km². The highest point is French Bay Peak (767 m (2,516 ft)),[1] which is the highest point in the archipelago.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Under the British, the island was known as King Island,[1][3] King's Island,[4] and later as Kadan Island or Kadan Kyun, based on the local pronunciation.[5]

Communities[edit]

Among the communities on Kadan Island are: Gyindaungchaung,[6] Kabingyaung,[7] Kapa,[8] Kyataw,[9] Mayanchaung,[10] Tharawuntaungnge[11] and Yemyitkyi.[12]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Burma 1:250,000 topographic map, Series U542, Mergui, ND 47-14" U.S. Army Map Service, August 1962
  2. ^ Bird, Eric C. F. (2010) Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms Springer Verlag, Netherlands, page 1085, ISBN 978-1-4020-8638-0
  3. ^ "King Island (Approved)" Kadan Kyun at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. ^ "King's Island (Variant)" Kadan Kyun at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  5. ^ Klinkmüller, Volker et al. (2003) "Kadan Kyun (Kyunsu)" Myanmar DuMont-Reiseverlag, Ostfildern, Germany, page 471 ISBN 3-7701-6147-5, in German
  6. ^ "Gyindaungchaung Map — Satellite Images of Gyindaungchaung" Maplandia World Gazetteer
  7. ^ "Kabingyaung Map — Satellite Images of Kabingyaung" Maplandia World Gazetteer
  8. ^ "Kapa Map — Satellite Images of Kapa" Maplandia World Gazetteer
  9. ^ "Kyat-aw (Approved)" Kadan Kyun at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  10. ^ "Mayanchaung Map — Satellite Images of Mayanchaung" Maplandia World Gazetteer
  11. ^ "Tharawuntaungnge Map — Satellite Images of Tharawuntaungnge" Maplandia World Gazetteer
  12. ^ "Yemyitkyi Map — Satellite Images of Yemyitkyi" Maplandia World Gazetteer


Coordinates: 12°30′N 98°22′E / 12.500°N 98.367°E / 12.500; 98.367