Kyauktaw

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Kyauktaw
ကျောက်တော်မြို့နယ်
Kyauktaw is located in Burma
Kyauktaw
Kyauktaw
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 20°51′0″N 92°58′0″E / 20.85000°N 92.96667°E / 20.85000; 92.96667Coordinates: 20°51′0″N 92°58′0″E / 20.85000°N 92.96667°E / 20.85000; 92.96667
Country  Burma
Division Rakhine State
District Sittwe District
Township Kyauktaw Township
Population
 • Religions Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and Hinduism
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Kyauktaw (Burmese: ကျောက်တော်မြို့နယ် [tɕaʊʔtɔ̀ mjo̰]) is a town in the north Rakhine State of westernmost part of Myanmar. The famous Mahamuni Buddha Image was situated near Kyauktaw, in the ruins of the old city of Dhanyawadi.

Kyauktaw has many sugar mills and sugar-cane plantations.

The Kispanadi Bridge is located at the entrance to Kyauktaw, traversing the Kaladan River.

Location[edit]

Kyauktaw is situated at 65 miles (105 km) far from the north of Sittwe, the capital city of Rakhine State. It is located approximately between latitudes 20° 37' north and 21° 11' north and longitudes 92° 50' east and 93° 88' east from the north of Kaladan (Kispanadi, a Pali word (Nadi=river)) river.

Area[edit]

The areas of Kyauktaw township is nearly 675.55 square miles (1,749.7 km2). Kyauktaw is bordered by Mrauk U, nearly 27 miles (43 km) far from the east, Buthidaung, nearly 30 miles (48 km) far from the west, Ponnagyun, 45 miles (72 km) far from the South and Pallawa Township of Chin State, nearly 40 miles (64 km) far from the north. It is 19 miles (31 km) long from the east to the west and 35 miles (56 km) from the south to the north.

Rivers[edit]

  1. Kaladan River (Kispanadi) (ကုလားတန်မြစ်)
  2. Pi Chung (ပီချောင်း)
  3. Priang Chung (ပြိုင်းချောင်း)
  4. Thari Chung (သရီချောင်း)
  5. Pigauk Chung (ပီကောက်ချောင်း)
  6. Yoo Chung (ယိုးချောင်း)
  7. Minne Chung (မှိုင်းချောင်း)

Climate[edit]

Kyauktaw has three seasons; the monsoon or rainy season is from May to October; the cool season or winter from November to February and the hot season or summer from March to May. The average temperature range during the summer is from 32 to 40 °C. The average rainfall range during the rainy season is from 431 to 482 centimeters. There was a flood in July 2011.[1]

Religious buildings[edit]

  1. Buddhist monasteries
    1. Downtown (5)
    2. Uptown (201)
  2. Mosques
    1. Downtown (3)
    2. Uptown (102)
  3. Churches
    1. Downtown (3)
    2. Uptown (5)
  4. Hindu temple
    1. Downtown (1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/5650-seven-townships-in-arakan-state-flooded-by-record-heavy-rain.html

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