Maungdaw Township

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Maungdaw Township
မောင်တောမြို့နယ်
Township
Coordinates: 20°49′N 92°22′E / 20.817°N 92.367°E / 20.817; 92.367
Country  Myanmar
State Rakhine State
District Maungdaw District
Population
 • Ethnicities

80% Rohingya

 • Religions Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism
Time zone MMT (UTC+6:30)

Maungdaw Township (Burmese: မောင်တောမြို့နယ် [máʊɴdɔ́ mjo̰nɛ̀]) is a township of Maungdaw District in Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma). The principal town is Maungdaw.[1]

The township has a large Muslim Rohingya population, roughly 80% of the total population in 2012. In July 2012, the government of Myanmar did not include Rohingyas, and instead classified as stateless Bengali Muslims from Bangladesh, on the government's list of more than 135 ethnic groups. [2] Other 20% population are Rakhine, Bamar, Kamein, Khami, Daingnet, Mro and Thet.

There are five basic education high schools, three high schools (branches), eight middle schools, one middle school (branch), one affiliated middle school, 16 post-primary schools and 125 primary schools as of 2011.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map of Maungdaw Township" (PDF). Themimu.info. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  2. ^ DPA. "Rohingyas are not citizens: Myanmar minister". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Page 7 Column 2" (PDF). Mrtv.net.mm. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 September 2004. Retrieved 27 October 2014.