Lawksawk

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Lawksawk
လွၵ်ႉၸွၵ်
Yatsawk
Lawksawk is located in Myanmar
Lawksawk
Lawksawk
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°14′45″N 96°52′0″E / 21.24583°N 96.86667°E / 21.24583; 96.86667
Country Burma
Division Shan State
District Taunggyi
Township Lawksawk
Population
 • Religions Buddhism
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Lawksawk (Burmese: Yatsawk or Yatsauk; Shan: လွၵ်ႉၸွၵ်ႇ) is a town in Shan State, Myanmar. It is the capital town and administrative center of Lawksawk Township. The town is located along an oxbow lake of the Zawgyi River at an altitude of 910 meters. Lawksawk is about 48 kilometres (30 mi) north of Taunggyi,[1] or 70 kilometres (43 mi) by road on National Route 43. It was the historical capital of Lawksawk State.

Transport[edit]

Since 1998, Lawksawk has been served by a branch of the Myanmar Railways network that runs from Aungban.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hopkins, Daniel J. (2007). Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary (3rd ed.). Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster. p. 636. ISBN 0877795460. 

Coordinates: 21°14′45″N 96°52′00″E / 21.24583°N 96.86667°E / 21.24583; 96.86667