Leshi Township

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Leshi Township
Township
Leshi Township is located in Myanmar
Leshi Township
Leshi Township
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 25°27′N 94°57′E / 25.450°N 94.950°E / 25.450; 94.950Coordinates: 25°27′N 94°57′E / 25.450°N 94.950°E / 25.450; 94.950
Country  Burma
Region Sagaing Region
District Naga Self-Administered Zone
Capital Leshi
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Leshi Township or Layshi Township (Burmese: လေရှီးမြို့နယ်) is a mountainous[1] township located within Hkamti District, Sagaing Region, Myanmar. It is also part of the Naga Self-Administered Zone. The principal town is Leshi.

There is a major road under construction down from Lashi to the Chindwin River at Tamanthi in Homalin Township.[1][2]

In 2010, a portion of Hkamti Township in the Naga Hills, including the Naga village of Yawpami, was transferred to Leshi Township, to facilitate the creation of the Naga Self-Administered Zone.[1]

Communities[edit]

Among the towns and villages in Leshi Township are[3][1] Amimi (Ahmimi), Heirnkut (Heinkwet), Kholar, Naungkatiat (Naungkantlant), Ngacham (Ngakyan), Pansat (Panset), Sainolin (Saungnoelin), Saungkin (Sonkin), Somra (Sumnarar), Tsera and Yawpami (Rawparmee).

Languages[edit]

Various Tangkhul languages are spoken in Leshi Township.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sagaing Division (Upper)" Archived September 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. map Myanmar Information Management Unit, Map Id: MIMU270v01, 5 August 2010
  2. ^ Staff (18 January 2005) "Strive for regional development and further strengthen national unity" New Light of Myanmar 12(277): page 2
  3. ^ "Lashe Google Satellite Map" Lashe (Burma) google maps gazetteer at Maplandia

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