Mong Hsat

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Mong Hsat
Mongsat
Town
Mong Hsat is located in Myanmar
Mong Hsat
Mong Hsat
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 20°32′N 99°15′E / 20.533°N 99.250°E / 20.533; 99.250Coordinates: 20°32′N 99°15′E / 20.533°N 99.250°E / 20.533; 99.250
Country  Burma
Region Shan State
District Mong Hsat District
Township Mong Hsat Township
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Mong Hsat is a town in the Shan State of Myanmar, the capital of Mong Hsat Township. It is served by Monghsat Airport.

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Monghsat State (Mönghsat, where Mong is equivalent to Thai Mueang) was one of the Shan States. It was a tributary state of Kengtung State. The capital was the town of Monghsat.[1][2]

Cultivation of the opium poppy is said to be on the rise in the area after the United Wa State Army decided to stop it in their territory of northern Shan state.[3]

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