Mingaladon Township

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Mingaladon Township
မင်္ဂလာဒုံ မြို့နယ်
Mingalardon Township
Township of Yangon
Mingaladon Township
Mingaladon Township is located in Burma
Mingaladon Township
Mingaladon Township
Coordinates: 16°54′26″N 96°08′0″E / 16.90722°N 96.13333°E / 16.90722; 96.13333Coordinates: 16°54′26″N 96°08′0″E / 16.90722°N 96.13333°E / 16.90722; 96.13333
Country Myanmar
Division Yangon
City Yangon
Township Mingaladon
Area
 • Total 106.6 km2 (41.14 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 136,000
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC6:30)
Postal codes 11021
Area code(s) 1 (mobile: 80, 99)
YCDC[1]

Mingaladon Township (Burmese: မင်္ဂလာဒုံ မြို့နယ် [mɪ̀ɴɡəlàdóʊɴ mjo̰nɛ̀]) is located in the northernmost part of Yangon, Myanmar. The township comprises 31 wards, and shares borders with Hmawbi township in the north, North Okkalapa township in the east, Insein township and Shwepyitha township in the west, and Mayangon township in the south.[1] Mingaladon is still relatively undeveloped and lacks basic municipal services.

Mingaladon is home to the Yangon International Airport and the Hlawga National Park.

Etymology[edit]

The Burmese place name Mingaladon (မင်္ဂလာဒုံ) is a portmanteau of two words: Pali mangala ("blessed") and Mon ဍုၚ် ([dɜŋ], "town").[2]

Transport[edit]

Mingaladon's Aung Mingala Bus Terminal serves all the highway buses to all major cities and towns in the country, except for those in the Ayeyarwady Division.[3]

Education[edit]

The University of Computer Studies, Yangon, one of the country's best universities, is located in the western part of the township on the west bank of Hlawga National Park. The township is also home to the Defence Services Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mingaladon Township". Yangon City Development Committee. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  2. ^ Hopple, Paulette (May 2003). "2. Burmese Grammatical Units". The Structure of Nominalization in Burmese. University of Texas at Arlington. p. 71. 
  3. ^ "Getting Around Yangon". Myanmar's Net. Retrieved 2008-10-14.