Taungup Township

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Taungup/Taunggoke/Taungoke Township
State Rakhine State
District Thandwe District
Time zone MST (UTC+6:30)

Taungup or Toungup Township (Burmese: တောင်ကုတ်မြို့နယ်) is a township of Thandwe District in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. The principal town is Taungup. 10 Muslims were killed during a riot at there in June 2012 after increasing tension between Muslims and Rakhine when a Rakhine girl was gang raped and murdered allegedly by 3 Muslims near Ramree in May 2012.[1]