- Not to be confused with Insein, Kale
|Township of Yangon|
|• Total||35.0 km2 (13.52 sq mi)|
|• Density||6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC6:30)|
|Postal codes||11011, 11012, 11013|
|Area code(s)||1 (mobile: 80, 99)|
Insein Township (Burmese: အင်းစိန်မြို့နယ်, pronounced: [ɪ́ɴsèiɴ mjo̰nɛ̀]) is located in northern Yangon. The township comprises 21 wards, and shares borders with Shwepyitha township in the north, Hlaingthaya township in the west, and Mingaladon township in the east and south. Insein is home to the Insein Prison, the most notorious prison in the country that houses hundreds of political prisoners.
Until the 1990s, Insein, about 20 miles from downtown Yangon, was beyond Yangon's city limits although by the 1980s, Insein was already integrated with the rest of the city. With the expansion of Yangon's city limits in the 1990s which also included founding new satellite towns, Insein was formally incorporated into Yangon.
Insein was a famous battle site in the Burmese civil war that erupted after the country's independence from the United Kingdom in January 1948. Insein was the limit Karen insurgents reached in January 1949 in their ambitious attempt to take Yangon and oust the Burmese government.
Insein has 33 primary schools, ten middle schools and six high schools. Karen Baptist Theological Seminary, the Myanmar Institute of Theology, the University of Paramedical Science, Yangon, Yangon Technological University and are located in the township.
The Insein General Hospital is the principal hospital.
The following is a list of landmarks protected by the city in Insein township.
|Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Institute Headquarters||Office|
|BEHS 1 Insein||School||Baho Road Part 4 (Mingyi Road)|
|Criminal Investigation Department (CID)||Office||Lower Mingaladon Road|
|Government Technical Institute, Insein||College||Lower Mingaladon Road|
|Insein General Hospital||Hospital||Baho Road Part 4 (Mingyi Road)|
|Myanmar Institute of Theology||College||Yangon-Insein Road|
|Su Paung Yon Office Complex||Office||Baho Road Part 4 (Mingyi Road)|
|}Little yangon preschool (Nikbanda street)
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