Pakokku District

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Pakokku District (Burmese: ပခုက္ကူခရိုင်; also Pagukku District) is a district of the Magway Division in central Burma (Myanmar).[1] The administrative centre is the city of Pakokku.Pakokku is a largest city of Magway Division.Pakokku is also the 13th largest city of Burma (Myanmar).


By 1947 Construction of the union of Burma,Pakokku province was established with two districts in 1948. They are Pakokku District and Mindat District with 11 townships.Townships are Pakokku,Mindat,Yesagyo,Pauk,Seikphyu,Myaing,Gangaw,Htilin,Saw,Kanpetlet and Matupi.Capital city is Pakokku.

On 2 March 1962, the military led by General Ne Win took control of Burma through a coup d'état, and the government has been under direct or indirect control by the military.A new constitution of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma was adopted in 1974.

By 1974 construction,Pakokku province was abolished and Pakokku District was added to the Magway Division and Mindat District was added to the Chin State until now. In the year of 2003,Pakokku District was divided into two districts.Pakokku, Pauk, Yesagyo, Myaing and Seikphyu became Pakokku District and Gangaw, Saw and Htilin became Gangaw District.

In October 2011, 7 wards and 95 villages were flooded because of heavy rain from tropical storm 02B which made a landfall at Myanmar-Bangladesh border on 19 Nov. All 4 townships of the District except Yesagyo were affected. 161 people were dead or missing according to Government data but total dead was more than 300 according to local news. 2657 households became homeless. 5 monasteries, 4 Dhammayons, 8 schools and 2,927 animals were destroyed. The total loss in the flood amounted to 1,522.95 million MMK, according to official data. UN agencies and international nongovernmental organizations such as WFP, UNICEF, BAJ and others donated 6,800 bags of rice, 18,390 viss of edible oil, 36,828 viss of gram and 3285 viss of salt worth US$ 261,620, 500 kilos of bleaching power, 440,000 tablets of water guard, 2,200 bottles of water guard, 2,200 sets of commodes, 2,2000 cakes of carbolic soap, 2,200 sets of water family kit, four 400-gallon-capacity fibre water tanks worth US$ 53,782, 287 viss of edible oil, 3,442 packets of instant noodle, 1,642 viss of salt, 821 tinned fish, biscuits, cakes of soap, aluminium pots, torch lights, dry cells, steel bowls and T-shirts worth MMK 3.46 million.[2]


The district contains the following five townships:


  1. ^ "Burma: Second-Order Administrative Divisions (Districts)" The Permanent Committee of Geographic Names (PCGN), United Kingdom, from Internet Archive of 25 September 2007
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2011-11-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Page 9 Col 1

Coordinates: 21°20′N 95°06′E / 21.333°N 95.100°E / 21.333; 95.100