Mindat Township

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Mindat Township
မင်းတပ်မြို့နယ်
Township
Mindat Township is located in Myanmar
Mindat Township
Mindat Township
Coordinates: 21°20′N 93°15′E / 21.333°N 93.250°E / 21.333; 93.250Coordinates: 21°20′N 93°15′E / 21.333°N 93.250°E / 21.333; 93.250
Country  Myanmar
State Chin State
District Mindat District
Admin. seat Mindat
Population (2008)[1] 39,670
Time zone MST (UTC+6:30)

Mindat Township (Burmese: မင်းတပ်မြို့နယ်) is a township located in Mindat District in the Chin State of Myanmar. The township is located between latitude 21.19 and 21.47, longitude 93.23 and 94.29.[2] The third highest peak in Myanmar, Nat Ma Taung (Mt. Victoria) at 3053 meters, is visible from here, though it is within Kanpetlet township boundary.

The "K'cho" or "Cho" people are the main ethnic group in the township. The K'cho people speak the K'cho language, distinct from surrounding Chin dialects. K'cho ethnic groups in the township are the Mün, the M'Kang and the Dai.[citation needed]

Christianity is one of the main religions in Mindat. A large number of the population practice Animism and Buddhism, due to its proximity to the Yaw region where it is the main religion.[citation needed]

Mindat is divided into five blocks; AShaePyin (East plain), Bawathit( new life), SanPya (model), ANaut (west side) and Kyekhe. SanPya occupies central area of town and most shops and businesses are located there.

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Mindat is the major and only town; it is located in the southeastern part of the township.[3] The township has 46 village tracts and 497 villages.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mindat_Township_Profile" Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU), January 2010, population figures from State General Administration Department, October 2008
  2. ^ "Chin State". Myanmar Explore. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Mindat Township - Chin State" map ID:MIMU 154v01 created: 17 May 2010, Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)

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