Kalewa

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Tahan
Town
Skyline of Tahan
Tahan is located in Burma
Tahan
Tahan
Location of Tahan within Burma
Coordinates: 23°12′48″N 94°19′06″E / 23.21333°N 94.31833°E / 23.21333; 94.31833Coordinates: 23°12′48″N 94°19′06″E / 23.21333°N 94.31833°E / 23.21333; 94.31833
Country  Burma
Region Central Northwestern
Division Sagaing
District Kale
Township Kale Township
Time zone MST (UTC+06:30)

Kalewa is a town at the confluence of the Chindwin River and the Myittha River in Kale District, Sagaing Division of northwestern Burma (Myanmar). It is the administrative seat of Kalewa Township.

Climate[edit]

Tahan has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). Temperatures are very warm throughout the year, although the winter months (December-February) are milder. The pre-monsoon months from March to May are especially hot, with maximum temperatures around 35 °C (95 °F). There is a winter dry season (November-April) and a summer wet season (May-October).

Climate data for Tahan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26.1
(79)
28.6
(83.5)
33.5
(92.3)
36.1
(97)
35.5
(95.9)
32.4
(90.3)
31.7
(89.1)
30.1
(86.2)
31.2
(88.2)
30.2
(86.4)
27.5
(81.5)
24.7
(76.5)
30.63
(87.16)
Average low °C (°F) 12.9
(55.2)
13.7
(56.7)
17.5
(63.5)
21.9
(71.4)
24.1
(75.4)
24.6
(76.3)
24.6
(76.3)
24.0
(75.2)
23.5
(74.3)
22.2
(72)
18.6
(65.5)
14.6
(58.3)
20.18
(68.34)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2
(0.08)
4
(0.16)
10
(0.39)
37
(1.46)
162
(6.38)
295
(11.61)
254
(10)
348
(13.7)
297
(11.69)
197
(7.76)
54
(2.13)
8
(0.31)
1,668
(65.67)
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [1]

Economy[edit]

Upstream from Mandalay and Monywa on the Chindwin River, Kalewa is gaining importance as a staging point for trade between Burma and India.

Mdy Shop.JPG

See also[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Chaube, S.K. 1999. Hill Politics in North-east India. Patna: Orient Longman.
  • Lalsiampuii, s. 1997. Mizoram. New Delhi: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Govt. of India.
  • Johnny, N.E. 1991. Lushai custom; A monograph on Lushai customs and ceremonies. Aizwal: Tribal Research Institute.
  • Tribal Research Institute. 1991. Tribal Research Institute, Directorate of Art and Culture.
  • Tribal Research. 1980. The Tribes of Mizos. (A Dissertation): Tribal Research Institute.
  • "The Lost Tribes of Israel", Tudor Parfitt, Phoenix, 2002. ISBN 1-84212-665-2