Mogaung

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This article is about the present town and the historical Shan state Mongkawng. For the village in Mingin Township, see Mogaung, Mingin.
Mogaung
မိုးကောင်း
Mogaung is located in Burma
Mogaung
Mogaung
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 25°18′0″N 96°56′0″E / 25.30000°N 96.93333°E / 25.30000; 96.93333Coordinates: 25°18′0″N 96°56′0″E / 25.30000°N 96.93333°E / 25.30000; 96.93333
Country  Burma
Division Kachin State
District Mohnyin District
Township Mogaung Township
Population
 • Religions Buddhism, Christianity
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Mogaung (Burmese: မိုးကောင်း [móɡáʊɴ]; Shan: Mong Kawng) is a town in Kachin State, Myanmar. It is situated on the Mandalay-Myitkyina railway line.

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Mogaung or Möngkawng was the name and capital (royal seat) of a relatively major one of the petty Shan (ethnic Tai) principalities. It was ruled by a saopha (Burmese: sawbwa; Shan-prince of the highest rank), since that state was founded (according to legend in 58BC, under the ritual name Udiri Pale), interrupted by Chinese imperial occupations in 1479-1483 and 1495-1495 and Burmese occupations in 1651-1742 and 1771-1775 until its annexation in 1796 by the Ava-based kingdom of Burma.

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