Pakokku

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Pakokku
ပခုက္ကူ
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Pakokku is located in Myanmar
Pakokku
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°20′N 95°05′E / 21.333°N 95.083°E / 21.333; 95.083Coordinates: 21°20′N 95°05′E / 21.333°N 95.083°E / 21.333; 95.083
Country Myanmar
Region Magway Region
DistrictPakokku District
TownshipPakokku Township
Population
 • Urban1,300,000
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

Pakokku (Burmese: ပခုက္ကူ, [pəkʰoʊʔkù]) is a city in the Magway Region in Myanmar, also known as Burma. It is situated about 30 km north-west of Bagan on the Irrawaddy River. It is the administration seat of Pakokku Township and Pakokku District.

The city is the location of Computer University, Pakokku, Pakokku Education College, Technological University, Pakokku, and Pakokku University. Thiho Shin Pagoda, Shwe Ku Pagoda, Shwe Mothtaw Pagoda,Shwe Tant Tit,and Phaung Taw Oo Pagoda are famous pagodas which locate at Pakokku. Irrawaddy Bridge (Pakokku) is the longest bridge in Myanmar. Pakokku is also the largest city in Magway region but capital city of Magway region is Magway.

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