Ramree Township

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Ramree Township
Country  Burma
State Rakhine State
District Kyaukpyu District
Time zone MST (UTC+6:30)

Ramree Township (Burmese: ရမ်းဗြဲမြို့နယ်) is a township of Kyaukpyu District in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. The principal town is spelled as Ramree in English. Local pronunciation is Yangbye Myo.[1]

A rape and murder case of Thida Htwe happened at Thabyaychaung village, Kyauknimaw Village Tract in Ramee Township on 28 May 2012 was commonly seen as starting point of sequential communal conflicts between Rakhine Buddhist and Bengali descendent Muslim from 2012 onward.[2]


Coordinates: 19°05′00″N 93°52′00″E / 19.0833°N 93.8667°E / 19.0833; 93.8667