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Buthidaung is located in Myanmar
Location in Myanmar (Burma)
Coordinates: 20°52′00″N 92°32′00″E / 20.86667°N 92.53333°E / 20.86667; 92.53333
Country  Myanmar
Division Rakhine State
District Maungdaw District
Township Buthidaung Township
Population (2014)
 • Total 55,545[1]
 • Ethnicities 93% Rohingya
6% Rakhine
<1% Others
 • Religions Islam, Buddhism
Time zone MMT (UTC+6.30)
Area code(s) 42, 43

Buthidaung (Burmese: ဘူးသီးတောင်မြို့; MLCTS: bu:si:taung mrui., pronounced: [búðídàʊɴ mjo̰]) is a town in Rakhine State, in the westernmost part of Myanmar (Burma). It is the administrative seat of the Buthidaung Township. Buthidaung lies on the west bank of the Mayu river, and experienced severe flooding in June 2010 and July 2011.[2] Buthidaung is 16 miles away from Maungdaw. The two towns are connected by two tunnels through the Mayu mountains that were built in 1918.


  1. ^ "Buthidaung (Township, Myanmar) - Population Statistics and Location in Maps and Charts". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  2. ^ mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/5650-seven-townships-in-arakan-state-flooded-by-record-heavy-rain.html

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Coordinates: 20°52′N 92°32′E / 20.867°N 92.533°E / 20.867; 92.533