Sinbaungwe Township

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For Tantabin Township in Bago Region, see Tantabin Township.
Sinbaungwe Township
ဆင်ပေါင်ဝဲမြို့နယ်
Sinbaungwé Township, Tantabin Township
Township
Sinbaungwe Township is located in Burma
Sinbaungwe Township
Sinbaungwe Township
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 19°33′N 95°23′E / 19.550°N 95.383°E / 19.550; 95.383Coordinates: 19°33′N 95°23′E / 19.550°N 95.383°E / 19.550; 95.383
Country  Burma
Region Magway
District Thayet
Capital Sinbaungwe (Tantabin)
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Sinbaungwe Township or Tantabin Township (Burmese: ဆင်ပေါင်ဝဲမြို့နယ်) is a township of Thayet District in the Magway Region of Burma (Myanmar). It is located to the west of the Pegu Range in the foothills and on the plain of the Irrawaddy. Most of the township is east of the Irrawaddy, but about 20% of the township lies on the right (west) bank. The major town and administrative center is Sinbaungwe (Tantabin).

History[edit]

Sinbaungwe Township was formerly called Myedé Kyan (remnant of Myedé) as it had been part of Myedé Township (now Aunglan Township) before that was divided.[1] In 2008, a local student named Htoo Zaw Naing became the first student in the township's history to garner 5 distinctions on the National Matriculation Examination.[2]

Bounds[edit]

Sinbaungwe Township is bordered[3] by the following townships:

Villages[edit]

Among the many villages and wards (village census tracts) in Sinbaungwe Township are Baingyagon, Bwetsan, Chaungkauk, Egayit, Ingya, Inyon, Konbo, Kyauk-o, Kyigon, Thazi, Wundet, Yebok and Zaunggyandaung.

Economy[edit]

Rice growing is the main economic activity in the township.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Scott, James George and Hardiman, John Percy (1900) Gazetteer of Upper Burma and the Shan States Part 1, Volume 2, http://books.google.com/books?id=n7oMAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA517 page 517]
  2. ^ "ပညာဒါနကုသိုလ်ပြုလိုသူ စေတနာရှင်များသို့ ပန်ကြားလွှာ". Snapshot News. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Myanmar States/Divisions & Townships Overview Map" Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)

External links[edit]