Kunhing

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Kunhing
Town
Kunhing is located in Myanmar
Kunhing
Kunhing
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°18′10″N 98°25′36″E / 21.30278°N 98.42667°E / 21.30278; 98.42667Coordinates: 21°18′10″N 98°25′36″E / 21.30278°N 98.42667°E / 21.30278; 98.42667
Country  Burma
State Shan State
District Loilem District
Township Kunhing Township
Elevation[1] 504 m (1,654 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Kunhing (Kunhein) is located in Kunhing Township in the middle part of southern Shan state, Myanmar. The name Kunhein refers to "a thousand island" in the local Shan language.

Geographic[edit]

Kunhing is located by the Nam Pang River, an important tributary of the Salween.[2]

Population[edit]

As refers to 1988 census figures, it has less than 30,000 population; primarily Shans. Minorities are Akar, Lisu and Palaung.

Places of interest[edit]

Kunhing Bridge – over 400 metres (1,300 ft) in length crossing over two big islands in the Nam Pang River. It is one of the main bridges on the Taunggyi-Kengtung Road.

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