Kunlong

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Kunlong
ကွမ်းလုံမြို့
Kunlong is located in Myanmar
Kunlong
Kunlong
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 23°25′00″N 98°39′00″E / 23.41667°N 98.65000°E / 23.41667; 98.65000Coordinates: 23°25′00″N 98°39′00″E / 23.41667°N 98.65000°E / 23.41667; 98.65000
Country Burma
Division Shan State
Population (2005)
 • Ethnicities Shan, Wa
 • Religions Buddhism
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Kunlong is the capital town of Kunlong Township in Shan State. its coordination is 23 25' 00" N and 98 39' 00" E.[1]

The Wa people inhabit the hills immediately overlooking the Nam Ting valley.

History[edit]

It is the home of Kunlong Bridge over the Salween River. There was a 42 days-long battle between Burma Communist Party (BCP) and Myanmar Army from November 1971 to January 1972 to control that strategic bridge.[2]

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