- Not to be confused with Myittha
|Elevation||198 m (650 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+6.30 (MST)|
Myitta Subtownship (Burmese: မေတ္တာမြို့နယ်ခွဲ) is a subtownship of Dawei District in the Taninthayi Division of Myanmar. The main town is Myitta (Matamyu), located on the western side of the Tenasserim Range near the confluence of two tributaries of the Great Tenasserim River.
During the Japanese conquest of Burma, the forces of the Imperial Japanese Army began their invasion crossing the Tenasserim Hills through Myitta Pass from Thailand. In the night of 17/18 January 1942 they attacked Myitta town. The three 6th Burma Rifles companies of the Tavoy garrison posted there were not able to put up resistance and fled into the forests.
- Howard Malcolm, Travels in south-eastern Asia: embracing Hindustan, Malaya, Siam, and China, Boston, 1839, p. 42
- Kyaw Thet (1962). History of Union of Burma (in Burmese). Yangon: Yangon University Press.
- Alan Warren Boston, Burma 1942: The Road from Rangoon to Mandalay, 1839, p. 42
- The Economist - Infrastructure for the new Myanmar
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