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Langhko is located in Myanmar
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 20°20′52″N 98°0′6″E / 20.34778°N 98.00167°E / 20.34778; 98.00167Coordinates: 20°20′52″N 98°0′6″E / 20.34778°N 98.00167°E / 20.34778; 98.00167
Country  Burma
State Shan State
District Langkho District
Township Langkho Township
Elevation 314 m (1,030 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Langkho, Laangkher, or Linkhay[1] is a town and seat of Langkho Township and Langkho District, in the Shan State of eastern Burma. It is located east of Wān Long.[2][3] It is served by Langhko Airport and is accessed along the National Road 45. A bridge in the vicinity crossing the Nam Teng River the town lies on is called Nam Kok Bridge.[4]


A deep channel in the area is called the Nam Teng and existed at least before 1906.[5]

In 1940, Reverend S.W. Short and his wife set up a mission at Langhko and returned to visit it after World War II.[6] Historically Langhko was very corrupt, occupied in the opium trade.[1] In 1952 the town was known to be involved in tobacco production and contained a pipe making factory.[7]The Burmese Army occupied Langkho and burned nearby villages and dispersed families to cut off aid to the Shan rebels.[8]


  1. ^ a b Lintner, Bertil (1999). Burma in revolt: opium and insurgency since 1948. Silkworm Press. p. 148. ISBN 978-974-7100-78-5. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Maps (Map). Google Maps. 
  3. ^ Bing Maps (Map). Microsoft and Harris Corporation Earthstar Geographics LLC. 
  4. ^ British Broadcasting Corporation. Monitoring Service (2000). Summary of world broadcasts: Asia, Pacific. BBC Monitoring. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Burma. 1906. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Hooton, Walter Stewart; Wright, John Stafford (1947). The first twenty-five years of the Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society: (1922-47). Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Burma. Information and Broadcasting Dept (1952). Burma. Director of Information, Union of Burma. p. 32. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Boucaud, André; Boucaud, Louis (1992). Burma's golden triangle: on the trail of the opium warlords. Asia Books. ISBN 978-974-8303-01-7. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 

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