Kamayut Township

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Kamayut Township

ကမာရွတ် မြို့နယ်
Township of Yangon
Kamayut Township
Hanthawaddy Roundabout 2.jpg
Kamayut Township is located in Myanmar
Kamayut Township
Kamayut Township
Coordinates: 16°49′15″N 96°8′0″E / 16.82083°N 96.13333°E / 16.82083; 96.13333Coordinates: 16°49′15″N 96°8′0″E / 16.82083°N 96.13333°E / 16.82083; 96.13333
CountryMyanmar
DivisionYangon
CityYangon
TownshipKamayut
Area
 • Total6.2 km2 (2.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total72,700
 • Density12,000/km2 (30,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC6:30 (MST)
Postal codes
11041-11044
Area code(s)1 (mobile: 80, 99)
YCDC[1]

Kamayut Township (Burmese: ကမာရွတ် မြို့နယ်, pronounced [kəmàjʊʔ mjo̰nɛ̀]; also spelt Kamaryut Township) is located in the north central part of Yangon. The township comprises ten wards, and shares borders with Hlaing township in the north, Hlaing township and Kyimyindaing township in the west, the Inya Lake, Bahan township and Mayangon township in the east, and Sanchaung township in the south.

One of the most prosperous areas in Yangon (a prime upmarket area),[2] Kamayut is also the "college town" of the Yangon. Pyay Road which cuts across the township is lined with many education and media related institutions such as Myanmar Radio and Television headquarters. Yangon University, the University of Medicine 1, Yangon, the Yangon Institute of Economics, the Yangon Institute of Education and affiliated TTC and University of Distance Education, Yangon are all located in the township. The township has twelve primary schools, two middle schools and five high schools.[1]

Etymology[edit]

"Kamayut" derives from the Mon language term "Kamarot" (Mon: ကမာရတ်; /kəmaròt/), which means "lake of gems."[3][4]

Landmarks[edit]

The following is a list of landmarks protected by the city in Kamayut township.[5]

Inya Hall
Structure Type Address Notes
Judson Chapel Church Yangon University Estate
Universities Buddhist Center (Dhammayon) University Avenue
Universities Sanatorium University Avenue
Yangon University Arts Hall University Yangon University Estate
Yangon University Ava Hall University dormitory Yangon University Estate
Yangon University Bago Hall University dormitory Yangon University Estate
Yangon University Convocation Hall University Yangon University Estate
Yangon University Dagon Hall University dormitory Yangon University Estate
Yangon University Inya Hall University dormitory Yangon University Estate
Yangon University Nawaday Hall University dormitory Thaton Lane
Yangon University Pinya Hall University dormitory Yangon University Estate
Yangon University Pyay Hall University dormitory Pyay Road
Yangon University Sagaing Hall University dormitory Yangon University Estate
Yangon University Sciences Hall University Yangon University Estate
Yangon University Sciences Hall University Yangon University Estate
Yangon University Shwebo Hall University dormitory Yangon University Estate
Yangon University Tagaung Hall University dormitory Pyay Road
Yangon University Thaton Hall University dormitory Yangon University Estate
Yangon University Thiri Hall University dormitory Yangon University Estate

Economy[edit]

Sinhmalike Market, formerly Kunchan Market, built in 1962, is the township's primary market. In 2010, the Yangon administration announced it would upgrade the market by building an eight-storey 69,720 square feet (6,477 m2) shopping center.[6]

Kamayut Township is also home to Junction Square Centre, a 4-storey 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2) shopping centre on the corner of Pyay and Kyuntaw Roads and opened in March 2012.[7] The Blazon Department Store is also located in the township.[8]

The M&A Office Tower, a 17-storey office building, is expected to be completed in 2013.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kamayut Township". Yangon City Development Committee. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2009-03-14.
  2. ^ Zaw Win Than (3 September 2007). "Suburbs for the status conscious". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  3. ^ Tun, Than (1988). "Observations on the Translation and Annotation of the Royal Orders Of Burma". Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. 4 (1): 91–99. JSTOR 40860260.
  4. ^ Banyar, Ko (7 November 2013). "မွန်တို့ဌာနေ ရာမည တိုင်းက မွန် အခေါ်အဝေါ်များ". Phophtaw News Association.
  5. ^ "Special Reports: Heritage List". The Myanmar Times. 2001-10-29. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009.
  6. ^ Myo Myo (18 January 2010). "YCDC to renovate Sinhmalike Market". Myanmar Times. 6 (506). Archived from the original on 12 August 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  7. ^ Htar Htar Khin (5 March 2012). "New retail outlet coming on March 16". Myanmar Times. 31 (617). Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  8. ^ Htar Htar Khin (17 September 2007). "High-end market brings work home". Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  9. ^ Htar Htar Khin (16 January 2012). "Energy firm plans Pyay Road office tower". Myanmar Times. 31 (610). Archived from the original on 28 January 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012.