South Okkalapa Township

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South Okkalapa Township
တောင်ဥက္ကလာပ မြို့နယ်
Township of Yangon
South Okkalapa Township
South Okkalapa Township is located in Myanmar
South Okkalapa Township
South Okkalapa Township
Coordinates: 16°50′46″N 96°10′46″E / 16.84611°N 96.17944°E / 16.84611; 96.17944Coordinates: 16°50′46″N 96°10′46″E / 16.84611°N 96.17944°E / 16.84611; 96.17944
Country Myanmar
Division Yangon
City Yangon
Township South Okkalapa
Settled 1959[1]
Area
 • Total 7.70 km2 (2.973 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 193,354
 • Density 25,000/km2 (65,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC6:30 (MST)
Postal codes 11091
Area code(s) 1 (mobile: 80, 99)
YCDC[2]

South Okkalapa Township (Burmese: တောင်ဥက္ကလာပ မြို့နယ် [tàʊɴ ʔoʊʔkəlàpa̰ mjo̰nɛ̀]) is located in the eastern part of Yangon. The township comprises 13 wards, and shares borders with North Okkalapa Township in the north, North Dagon Township in the east, Yankin Township in the west and Thingangyun Township in the south.[2] South Okkalapa was one of the satellite towns established in 1959. Today, it is a firmly established part of the city, albeit with nominal access to the city's electricity grid and sewer system.

Education[edit]

The township has 29 primary schools, eight middle schools and five high schools.[2]

Health[edit]

The North Okkalapa General Hospital, an affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Medicine 2, Yangon serves South Okkalapa as well. The South Okkalapa Women's and Children's Hospital is a major specialized hospital in the city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kyaw Kyaw (2006). Frauke Krass; Hartmut Gaese; Mi Mi Kyi, eds. Megacity yangon: transformation processes and modern developments. Berlin: Lit Verlag. pp. 333–334. ISBN 3-8258-0042-3. 
  2. ^ a b c "South Okkalapa Township". Yangon City Development Committee. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2009-03-18.