Mogaung

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Mogaung
မိုးကောင်း
Mogaung is located in Myanmar
Mogaung
Mogaung
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 25°18′0″N 96°56′0″E / 25.30000°N 96.93333°E / 25.30000; 96.93333Coordinates: 25°18′0″N 96°56′0″E / 25.30000°N 96.93333°E / 25.30000; 96.93333
Country  Burma
Division Kachin State
District Mohnyin District
Township Mogaung Township
Population 132,608
 • Religions Buddhism, Christianity
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Mogaung (Burmese: မိုးကောင်း [móɡáʊɴ]; Shan: Mong Kawng) is a town in Kachin State, Myanmar. It is situated on the Mandalay-Myitkyina railway line.

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Mogaung or Möngkawng was the name and capital (royal seat) of a relatively major one of the petty Shan (ethnic Tai) principalities. It was ruled by a saopha (Burmese: sawbwa; Shan-prince of the highest rank), since that state was founded (according to legend in 58BC, under the ritual name Udiri Pale), interrupted by Chinese imperial occupations in 1479-1483 and 1495-1495 and Burmese occupations in 1651-1742 and 1771-1775 until its annexation in 1796 by the Ava-based kingdom of Burma.

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