Mawlaik District

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Mawlaik District
Mawlaik District is located in Myanmar
Mawlaik District
Mawlaik District
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 23°48′N 94°39′E / 23.800°N 94.650°E / 23.800; 94.650Coordinates: 23°48′N 94°39′E / 23.800°N 94.650°E / 23.800; 94.650
Country Burma
RegionSagaing Region
No. of Townships2
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

Mawlaik District (formerly Upper Chindwin District) is a district in central Sagaing Division of Burma (Myanmar). Its administrative center is the town of Mawlaik.


The district consists of just two townships, Mawlaik and Paungbyin. In addition to Mawlaik, the major towns are Kindat (Kintat), Kaunggwe, Khawe, Inntaw, Lawtha, Ontha (Ohnthar), Pantha, Paungbyin (Phaung Pyin or Phonpin), Sittaung, Tatkon, and Yuwa. Major transportation is along the Chindwin River. In 2006 the Mawlaik-Kalewa Road was completed.[1][2]


Mawlaik District is bordered[3] by:


  1. ^ "Information Sheet May 6, 2006" Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Myanmar Information Committee, Yangoon
  2. ^ "Lt-Gen Ye Myint inspects transport facilities, physic nut nurseries in Mawlaik, Kalay Districts" Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine. The New Light of Myanmar 7 May 2006
  3. ^ "Myanmar States/Divisions & Townships Overview Map" Archived 2010-12-03 at the Wayback Machine. Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)

External links[edit]

  • "Mawlaik District, Burma"
  • Wikisource "Chindwin, Upper and Lower". Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 232.