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Pyapon (Burmese: ဖျာပုံမြို့; Mon: ဖျာ ပုၚ်, [phya pɜŋ]) is a town and seat of Pyapon District in the Ayeyarwady Division of Myanmar, along the Pyapon River, a tributary of the Ayeyarwady River. It is located about 15 km inland from the Andaman Sea, about 75 miles south of the capital, Yangon. It has a population of approximately 300,000 in 2006[citation needed]. It serves as a center for collecting rice from the surrounding agricultural areas, and is home to a diesel-run power plant, using equipment by the German firm Siemens.[citation needed]

Coordinates: 16°17′46″N 95°40′48″E / 16.29611°N 95.68000°E / 16.29611; 95.68000