Naga Self-Administered Zone

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Naga Self-Administered Zone
Self-Administered Zone
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Country  Burma
Region Sagaing Region
No. of Townships 3
Capital Lahe
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 62,766
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Naga Self-Administered Zone (Burmese: နာဂ ကိုယ္ပိုင္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ခြင့္ရေဒသ [nàɡa̰ kòbàɪɴ ʔoʊʔtɕʰoʊʔ kʰwɪ̰ɴja̰ dèθa̰]), as stipulated by the 2008 Constitution,[2] is a self-administered zone consisting of 3 townships in Sagaing Region:[3]

Those three townships were administratively part of Hkamti District.[3] Its official name was announced by decree on 20 August 2010.[4][5] The zone is to be self-administered by the Naga people. Its administrative seat is the town of Lahe.[5]

In August 2016, an outbreak of measles caused the deaths of 44 children.[6][7] The outbreak may have been caused by lack measles vaccination because of the poor health infrastructure.[8] The Naga people in Myanmar are mainly Christian but there are also one third Theravada Buddhism believers. However,The Naga people in India almost all Christian, having been evangelized in the 19th century.[9]


  1. ^ Sagaing Region. The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. 3–E. Naypyitaw: Ministry of Immigration and Population. May 2015. p. 17. 
  2. ^ "National and State constitutions, draft constitutions, amendments and announcements (texts): Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (2008) - English"
  3. ^ a b ပြည်ထောင်စုသမ္မတမြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် ဖွဲ့စည်းပုံအခြေခံဥပဒေ (၂၀၀၈ ခုနှစ်) (in Burmese). 2008. 
  4. ^ "တိုင်းခုနစ်တိုင်းကို တိုင်းဒေသကြီးများအဖြစ် လည်းကောင်း၊ ကိုယ်ပိုင်အုပ်ချုပ်ခွင့်ရ တိုင်းနှင့် ကိုယ်ပိုင်အုပ်ချုပ်ခွင့်ရ ဒေသများ ရုံးစိုက်ရာ မြို့များကို လည်းကောင်း ပြည်ထောင်စုနယ်မြေတွင် ခရိုင်နှင့်မြို့နယ်များကို လည်းကောင်း သတ်မှတ်ကြေညာ". Weekly Eleven News (in Burmese). 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  5. ^ a b Xinhua Staff (21 August 2010) "Myanmar re-designates areas under new constitution ahead of election" People's Daily Online, last accessed 5 October 2010
  6. ^ "Measles death toll reaches 44 in Naga | Eleven Myanmar". Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "WHO doctors in Myanmar's Naga areas identify 'mystery disease' – Eastern Mirror". Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Myanmar (02): (SA) fatal, measles conf". (Archive Number: 20160806.4398118). International Society for Infectious Diseases. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Naga tribes of Myanmar - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 10 August 2016. 

Coordinates: 26°19′46″N 95°26′41″E / 26.32944°N 95.44472°E / 26.32944; 95.44472