Wetlet

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Wetlet
ဝက်လက်
Wetlet is located in Burma
Wetlet
Wetlet
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 22°22′28″N 95°47′28″E / 22.37444°N 95.79111°E / 22.37444; 95.79111Coordinates: 22°22′28″N 95°47′28″E / 22.37444°N 95.79111°E / 22.37444; 95.79111
Country  Burma
Region Sagaing Region
District Shwebo District
Township Wetlet Township
Elevation 84 m (278 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Wetlet (Burmese: ဝတ်လတ်) is a town in Shwebo District, Sagaing Division in Burma (Myanmar). It is the administrative seat for Wetlet Township. The town of Wetlet is located in the center of Wetlet Township, about halfway between the Mu River and the Irrawaddy. Wetlet is on the main Burmese north-south railroad between Sagaing and Shwebo.[1]

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Wetlet originated as a staging area during the building of the railroad in the late 1800s. A well was dug to provide water for the steam engines, and a small market developed around Wetlet station. Because of its central location, and direct rail access, Wetlet became the leading town in the area.

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