Ponnagyun Township

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Ponnagyun Township
ပုဏ္ဏားကျွန်းမြို့နယ်
Township
Country  Burma
State Rakhine State
District Sittwe District
Time zone MST (UTC+6:30)

Ponnagyun Township (Burmese: ပုဏ္ဏားကျွန်းမြို့နယ်) is a township of Sittwe District in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. The principal town is Ponnagyun. There are 94 village groups in this township and about 200 villages. It has an ancient pagoda Uritetawdat Zaydhi which was innovated by King Mengphaloung (1571–1593) of the Mrauk Oo Dynasty. It is 25 miles distance to the south Sittwe, the district capital.[1]

History[edit]

Ponnagyun is a small town of Sittwe District in Arakan. It was formerly known as Uritetaw City and it was suited in other side of present town of Ponnagyun closed to the bank of Kaladan river below to Sri Gututta Hill. The Uritetaw city was the headquarters of the Arakan Navy in the 15th to 18th century Mrauk-Oo era. Arakan Kings controlled the Bay of Bengal and some parts of current Bangladesh by the power of Arakan Navy.

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Education[edit]

--- There are five high schools in Ponnagyun township.

  • BEHS,Ponnagyun
  • BEHS,Alechaung
  • BEHS,Yotayaut

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Coordinates: 20°20′00″N 93°11′00″E / 20.3333°N 93.1833°E / 20.3333; 93.1833