Mawkmai Township

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This article is about the present-day administrative division. For the former state of the Shan States, see Mawkmai State. For the town, see Mawkmai.
Mawkmai Township
Township
Mawkmai Township is located in Myanmar
Mawkmai Township
Mawkmai Township
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 20°14′N 97°44′E / 20.233°N 97.733°E / 20.233; 97.733Coordinates: 20°14′N 97°44′E / 20.233°N 97.733°E / 20.233; 97.733
Country  Burma
State Shan State
District Loilen District
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Mawkmai Township is a township of Loilen District in the Shan State of Burma. The principal town is Mawkmai.[1][2]

The central portion of the township consists of a wide, well-watered plain on which rice is grown. The rest is chiefly mountainous with ranges running north and south. Rice is the chief crop, but much tobacco of good quality is grown in the Langko district on the Tang River. There is also a great deal of cattle-breeding.[3]

History[edit]

Mawkmai State was one of the former large states in the eastern division of the southern Shan States of Burma with an area of 7,215 km².

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maps (Map). Google Maps. 
  2. ^ Bing Maps (Map). Microsoft and Harris Corporation Earthstar Geographics LLC. 
  3. ^ Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.