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Kyauktaw (Burmese: ေက်ာက္ေတာ္ၿမိဳ႕ [tɕaʊʔtɔ̀ mjo̰]) is a town in the north Rakhine State of westernmost part of Myanmar. The famous Mahamuni Buddha ရခိုင္မဟာမုနိဘုရား Image was situated near Kyauktaw, in the ruins of the old city of Dhanyawadi.
ေက်ာက္ေတာ္သၾကားစက္ Kyauktaw has many sugar mills and sugar-cane plantations.
The Kispanadi Bridge is located at the entrance to Kyauktaw, traversing the Kaladan River ကုလားတန္ျမစ္ ယခင္ကုလားတန္႔ျမစ္.
Kyauktaw is situated at 65 miles (105 km) far from the north of Sittwe, the capital city of Rakhine State. It is located approximately between latitudes 20° 37' north and 21° 11' north and longitudes 92° 50' east and 93° 88' east from the north of Kaladan (Kispanadi, a Pali word (Nadi=river)) river.
Kyauktaw has seen there lived native Rohingyas who is aboriginal from Arakan.there are Rohingya population massacred and tortured by the Burmese who have taken over the land in the 2012 Rakhine State Riots.
The areas of Kyauktaw township is nearly 675.55 square miles (1,749.7 km2). Kyauktaw is bordered by Mrauk U, nearly 27 miles (43 km) far from the east, Buthidaung, nearly 30 miles (48 km) far from the west, Ponnagyun, 45 miles (72 km) far from the South and Pallawa Township of Chin State, nearly 40 miles (64 km) far from the north. It is 19 miles (31 km) long from the east to the west and 35 miles (56 km) from the south to the north.
- Kaladan River (Kispanadi) (ကုလားတန္ျမစ္)
- Pi Chung (ပီေခ်ာင္း)
- Priang Chung (ၿပိဳင္းေခ်ာင္း)
- Thari Chung (သရီေခ်ာင္း)
- Pigauk Chung (ပီေကာက္ေခ်ာင္း)
- Yoo Chung (ယိုးေခ်ာင္း)
- Minne Chung (မီးေခ်ာင္း)
Kyauktaw has three seasons; the monsoon or rainy season is from May to October; the cool season or winter from November to February and the hot season or summer from March to May. The average temperature range during the summer is from 32 to 40 °C. The average rainfall range during the rainy season is from 431 to 482 centimeters. There was a flood in July 2011.
- Buddhist monasteries
- Downtown (5)
- Uptown (201)
- Downtown (3)
- Uptown (102)
- Downtown (3)
- Uptown (5)
- Hindu temple
- Downtown (1)