North Okkalapa Township

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North Okkalapa Township
မြောက်‌ဥက္ကလာပ မြို့နယ်
Township of Yangon
North Okkalapa Township
North Okkalapa Township is located in Myanmar
North Okkalapa Township
North Okkalapa Township
Coordinates: 16°49′0″N 96°6′0″E / 16.81667°N 96.10000°E / 16.81667; 96.10000Coordinates: 16°49′0″N 96°6′0″E / 16.81667°N 96.10000°E / 16.81667; 96.10000
CountryMyanmar
DivisionYangon
CityYangon
TownshipNorth Okkalapa
Settled1959[1]
Area
 • Total28.3 km2 (10.91 sq mi)
Elevation
8 m (26 ft)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total243,000
 • Density8,600/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC6:30 (MST)
Postal codes
(11031, 11032)
Area code(s)1 (mobile: 80, 99)l
YCDC[2]

North Okkalapa Township (Burmese: မြောက်‌ဥက္ကလာပ မြို့နယ် [mjaʊʔ ʔoʊʔkəlàpa̰ mjo̰nɛ̀]) is located in the eastern part of Yangon. The township comprises 19 wards, and shares borders with Hlegu Township and Mingaladon township in the north, North Dagon Township in the east, Mingaladon Township and Mayangon Township in the west, and Kamayut Township, and Mayangon township and South Okkalapa Township in the south.[2] North Okkalapa was one of the satellite towns established in 1959.[1] Today, it is a firmly established part of the city, albeit with nominal access to the city's electricity grid and sewer system. It is located in the 5 to 30 minute drive zone to Yangon International Air Port, the primary and busiest international airport of Myanmar, located in Mingaladon Township. For those who loves local trips, Aung Mingalar High Way Bus Station is located within 30 min drive zone from the township.

Education[edit]

The township has 30 government primary schools, seven middle schools and five high schools.[2]

It is also homeland to one of the most selective universities in the nation: the University of Medicine 2, Yangon, and the University of Pharmacy, Yangon.

Free monastery Foreign Speaking Training Classes and paid ones can be found in the zone.

Also, Private soft skill training schools and computer training centers are located most of strategic locations in the township.

Health[edit]

The North Okkalapa General Hospital, an affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Medicine 2, is the major hospital for the township and vicinity.

Waibargi Hospital is well-known for providing medical treatments regarding infectious diseases.

Many private hospitals such as La Gabar, OSC and Shwe LaMin hospitals which are well-known for treatments and services are located in the township.

Moreover, there are so many private clinics can be found everywhere in the township.

Parks And Gardens[edit]

Name Estimated Area Location Notes
Okkalar Thiri Park Near Khaymar Thi Rd and Thudhamma Rd Junction (Awine) recreation place to take exercises and get refreshment
Kan Thar Yar Park Near Khaymar Thi Rd and Thudhamma Rd Junction (Fun Valley) Kantharyar shopping center, Bogyoke Statue,Fun Valley, food stores and kid's playground are located in the park zone.
Mya Yi Nandar Park Withakar Street, nearby Waibargi Fire Station and electrical Substation.

Landmarks - Pagoda[edit]

The following is a list of landmarks in North Okkalapa township.[3]

Structure Type Address Notes
Meilamu Pagoda Pagoda Thudhamma Road
Mahar Kyain Thitsarshin Pagoda Buddha Statue Thunandar Road, near junction of Thunandar Road And Thudahamma Road
  1. ^ a b Kyaw Kyaw (2006). Frauke Krass; Hartmut Gaese; Mi Mi Kyi (eds.). Megacity yangon: transformation processes and modern developments. Berlin: Lit Verlag. pp. 333–334. ISBN 3-8258-0042-3.
  2. ^ a b c "North Okkalapa Township". Yangon City Development Committee. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
  3. ^ "Special Reports: Heritage List". The Myanmar Times. 2001-10-29. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009.
Mahar Kyein Thit Sar Shin Pagoda


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