Myaungmya

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Myaungmya
မြောင်းမြမြို့
Myaungmya is located in Burma
Myaungmya
Myaungmya
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 16°35′N 94°54′E / 16.583°N 94.900°E / 16.583; 94.900Coordinates: 16°35′N 94°54′E / 16.583°N 94.900°E / 16.583; 94.900
Country  Burma
Region Ayeyarwady Region
District Myaungmya District
Population
 • Ethnicities Burman, Karen
 • Religions Buddhism, Christianity
Time zone MST (UTC+6:30)

Myaungmya (Burmese: မြောင်းမြမြို့ [mjáʊɴmja̰ mjo̰]) is a town in Myaungmya Township, Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar.

The town is home to the Myanmar Union Adventist Seminary, a Seventh Day Adventist seminary and Myaungmya Education College.

Myaungmya is where U Nu, the first premier of independent Burma,and Daw Khin Kyi, the wife of national leader General Aung San were born. It was also one of the towns where anti-colonial nationalistic education was implemented, with U Nu serving as district education officer.

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Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.