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Paletwa is located in Myanmar
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°18′N 92°51′E / 21.300°N 92.850°E / 21.300; 92.850Coordinates: 21°18′N 92°51′E / 21.300°N 92.850°E / 21.300; 92.850
Country  Burma
Division Chin State
District Mindat District
Township Paletwa Township
 • Total 1,368 sq mi (3,543 km2)
Population (The most populated in Chin State) 96,899
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Paletwa[1] (Palangvum) is one of the westernmost towns of Myanmar, in Chin State 18 kilometres from the border with Bangladesh. It is the administrative seat for Paletwa Township. During British periods Paletwa was in the region of Arakan (Rakhine State). During U Nu administration, the town has included in the list of Chin State.

Paletwa Township (Palangvum Kapeang) is a township of Mindat District in the Chin State of Myanmar.

The population of it was 96,899 according to an answer in Myanmar parliament on 14 May 2014.[2]


  1. ^ Paletwa, Burma at GEOnet Names Server
  2. ^ Page 10 Column 1

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