Mingala Taungnyunt Township

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Mingala Taungnyunt Township
မင်္ဂလာ‌တောင်ညွန့် မြို့နယ်
Township of Yangon
Mingala Taungnyunt Township
Yangon Central Railway Station
Yangon Central Railway Station
Mingala Taungnyunt Township is located in Myanmar
Mingala Taungnyunt Township
Mingala Taungnyunt Township
Coordinates: 16°47′0″N 96°10′0″E / 16.78333°N 96.16667°E / 16.78333; 96.16667Coordinates: 16°47′0″N 96°10′0″E / 16.78333°N 96.16667°E / 16.78333; 96.16667
Country Myanmar
Division Yangon
City Yangon
Township Mingala Taungnyunt
Area
 • Total 5.06 km2 (1.955 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 98,000
 • Density 19,000/km2 (50,000/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+6:30)
Postal codes 11221, 11222
Area code(s) 1, (80, 99: mobile)
YCDC[1]

Mingala Taungnyunt Township (Burmese: မင်္ဂလာ‌တောင်ညွန့် မြို့နယ် [mɪ̀ɴɡəlà tàʊɴ ɲʊ̰ɴ mjo̰nɛ̀]; also spelled Mingalar Taung Nyunt) is a township of Yangon, Myanmar. Located in the east-central part of the city, the township consists of 20 wards, and shares borders with Dagon Township in the west, Bahan township in the north, Botataung Township in the south, Kyauktada Township in the southwest, and the Pazundaung Creek and Dawbon Township in the east.

With nearly 100,000 residents, it is one of the most populous townships in the city. Mingala Taungnyunt has 22 primary schools, two middle schools and six high schools.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

Yangon Central Railway Station and Aung San Stadium are located on the western side of the township, near downtown. Prominent shopping places like Yuzana Plaza and Mingalar market buildings are located in the township. It also hosts attractive parks like Kandawgyi Nature Park and Yangon Zoological Garden. Mingala Taungnyunt township was part of the original city plan laid out the British. Some of the buildings and structures of "architectural significance" are now designated landmarks by the Yangon City Development Committee.[2]

Structure Type Address Notes
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Church 181-183 Theinbyu Road
Kandawgalay Mosque Mosque 106 Upper Pansodan Road
Methodist Association Headquarters Church 20-22 Alanpyapaya Road
St. Anthony's Church Church 24 Upper Pansodan Road
Sri Hanuman Temple Hindu Temple 21 Kanyeiktha Lane
Sri Marian Temple Hindu Temple Corner of Daw Thein Tin Lane and 94th Street
Sri Nagarthan Sulamani Hindu Temple Hindu Temple 57 Factory Lane
Three-Corner Mosque Mosque 35 Upper Pansodan Road
Yangon Central Railway Station Railway Station Kunchan Lane

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mingala Taungnyunt Township". Yangon City Development Committee. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Special Reports: Heritage List". The Myanmar Times. 2001-10-29. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009.