Myitnge

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Myitnge
မြစ်ငယ်မြို့
Town
Myitnge is located in Burma
Myitnge
Myitnge
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°51′26″N 96°04′12″E / 21.85722°N 96.07000°E / 21.85722; 96.07000Coordinates: 21°51′26″N 96°04′12″E / 21.85722°N 96.07000°E / 21.85722; 96.07000
Country  Burma
Region Mandalay Region
District Mandalay District
Township Amarapura Township
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Myitnge (Burmese: မြစ်ငယ်မြို့) is a town in Amarapura Township in the Mandalay Region of central Burma. It is situated between Amarapura and the Myitnge River and lies along National Highway 1 which connects it to the city of Mandalay in the north.[1][2]

It has one of Burma's main railway workshops for passenger coaches and freight wagons.[3]The General Strike of 1974 started at the Myitnge railway yard at the end of May spreading to the rest of the country including the capital Rangoon where it ended in bloodshed when the army opened fire on workers at Thamaing textile mill and Simmalaik dockyard.[4]

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  1. ^ Google. Google Maps (Map).
  2. ^ Microsoft and Harris Corporation Earthstar Geographics LLC. Bing Maps (Map).
  3. ^ "Burma Railways Modernization Project (I)(II)". Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), October 2002. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  4. ^ "A Review of Labour Law in Burma". South East Asian Committee for Advocacy June 4, 2004. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 

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