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Pyuntaza (Burmese: ပြွန်တံဆာမြို့; MLCTS: pywan ti cha mrui., Chinese: 彬達扎; pinyin: Bīndázā; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pin-tah-chah) is a small town located in Nyaunglebin Township, Bago Region, Myanmar. It is about 322 kilometres (200 mi) from Bago (formerly Pegu). The dominant ethnic group is Bamar, although there is a substantial number of Hokkien-speaking Chinese. The town's main economy consists of rice cultivation and distribution.
In the colonial era, Pyuntaza was administered as a township of Pegu District in Lower Burma, covering an area of 1,443 square miles (3,740 km2) and consisting of 232 villages. The township's population in 1901 was 52,952 persons, having more than doubled since 1891 (23,132). The western flank of the former Pyuntaza Township is hilly, while the eastern half is a flat rice-producing area.
From 1920 to 1931, with the emergence of a national railway system extending north-south, Pyuntaza emerged as a railway center town, along with neighbouring Daik-U. By rail, Pyuntaza was 88 miles (142 km) from Rangoon (now Yangon).
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