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Maungdaw is located in Myanmar
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 20°49′N 92°22′E / 20.817°N 92.367°E / 20.817; 92.367
Country  Myanmar
Division Rakhine State
District Maungdaw District
Township Maungdaw Township
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Time zone MST (UTC+6:30)

Maungdaw (Burmese: မောင်တောမြို့; MLCTS: maung:tau mrui., pronounced: [máʊɴdɔ́ mjo̰]) is a town in the Rakhine State in the western part of Myanmar. It is the administrative seat of Maungdaw Township and Maungdaw District. Maungdaw is the westernmost city of Myanmar and borders Bangladesh. Maungdaw is 16 miles away from Buthidaung. The two towns are separated by the May Yu Mountains and are connected by two tunnels built in 1918.

British troops stand at the entrance to the Maungdaw-Buthidaung road captured by the Allied 15th Corps in January 1944.


In 2008, the population was nearly 400,000 people. The majority of the populace, about 80%, are stateless Muslims of the Rohingya minority group. The Myanmarian government does not include Rohingya Muslims on its list of ethnic races, and thus does not recognize their claim on Burmese citizenship.[1] The remainder of the populace consists of a wide range of ethnic groups, including Rakhine, Bamar, Daingnet, and Mro.


As of 2011, there are eight high schools, 10 middle schools, 16 post-primary schools and 125 primary schools.[2]


Maungdaw has conducted trade with the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf since September of 1995.[3]


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Coordinates: 20°49′N 92°22′E / 20.817°N 92.367°E / 20.817; 92.367