Tagundaing, Kayin State

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Tagondaing

စံင်မံင်ထုင်း

Tagundaing
Tagondaing Ordination hall and Bridge
Tagondaing Ordination hall and Bridge
Tagondaing is located in Myanmar
Tagondaing
Tagondaing
Location of Tagondaing, Myanmar
Coordinates: 16°3′59″N 97°54′27″E / 16.06639°N 97.90750°E / 16.06639; 97.90750Coordinates: 16°3′59″N 97°54′27″E / 16.06639°N 97.90750°E / 16.06639; 97.90750
Country Myanmar
StateKayin State Kayin State
DistrictKawkareik District
TownshipKyain Seikgyi Township
Area
 • City2.43 sq mi (6.30 km2)
Elevation
56 ft (17 m)
Population
 • City9,601
 • Density3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)
 • Urban
4,994
 • Rural
4,607
 • Religions
Buddhism
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC16° 4' 3" North, 97° 54' 25" East
Area code(s)58[2]
ClimateAm

Tagundaing[3] or Ta Khun Taing[4] (Burmese: တံခွန်တိုင်; MLCTS: tam hkwan tuing, IPA: [dəɡʊ̀ɴ dàiɴ]; Phlone: စံင်မံင်ထုင်း, pronounced [zə mʊ̀ɴ tʰum]; Thai: ดะกูนไดง์; Korean: 타군다잉; Russian: Тагундайн, also spelled Tagondaing) is a large village in the Kayin State of south-eastern Myanmar, located near the west bank of the Winyaw River and the west of the Kyain Seikgyi Township, Kawkareik District.[5][6]The population as of the 2014 census was 4,994. Most of the residents are of the Karen (Kayin) ethnic group.[7]

The people in this village speak Kayin and Burma languages.

Nearby towns and villages include Kale (3.4 nm)north, Htimahto (6.4 nm)south-east, Phayanasu[8] (7.1 nm)north, Kawankathaung[9] (7.1 nm)east, Hlagazaing (7.5 nm)north, Myohaung (7.9 nm)north, Phathalē[10] (8.7 nm)east and Akalaw (11.0 nm)east.[11]

Etymology[edit]

In the Kayin, the word Somohto (စံင်မံင်ထုင်း) means monumental column or flagstaff. Thus, the village name of "'Tagundaing'" was derived from the local Kayin.[12]

History[edit]

The name of the village gets its name from a monumental column or flagstaff located in the village centre.

During World War II, the villagers worked on the construction of the Burma-Siam railroad with their cart as forced labourers.

Ministries and government organizations[edit]

Many federal agencies maintain offices in Tagondaing, such as Forestry, Health, Agriculture, Customs, Education and under the Ministry of Home Affairs as Police Station and Fire station.[13]

Transport[edit]

Tagundaing (Tagondaing) - Retphaw Segment
Tagondaing - Abit Road
  • Ta Khun Taing - Kawan Ka Thaung Road is about two miles long, cross the Winyaw River.

Economy[edit]

It is a primary agricultural village, with extensive fields around it.

The village's economy is mainly based on rice, rubber and trade.

Education[edit]

Tagundaing has one public high school, one public post-primary school and four public primary schools.

  • Basic Education High School Tagondaing[15]
  • Post-Primary School (It is a post-primary school that is not a full middle school), formerly "No. 4 Basic Education Primary School"
  • No. 1 Basic Education Primary School
  • No. 2 Basic Education Primary School
  • No. 3 Basic Education Primary School
  • Basic Education Primary School (Tagundaing New Quarter)

Healthcare[edit]

Climate[edit]

  • Tagundaing has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am). Temperatures are hot throughout the year, although maximum temperatures in the monsoon months are depressed by heavy cloud and rain. There is a winter dry season (November–April) and a summer wet season (May–October). Torrential rain falls from June to September, with over 1,200 millimetres (47 in) falling in August alone.
Climate data for Tagundaing
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.7
(89.1)
33.0
(91.4)
33.8
(92.8)
34.6
(94.3)
30.0
(86.0)
29.2
(84.6)
28.5
(83.3)
28.4
(83.1)
29.5
(85.1)
30.5
(86.9)
31.5
(88.7)
31.8
(89.2)
31.0
(87.9)
Average low °C (°F) 16.9
(62.4)
17.3
(63.1)
19.0
(66.2)
21.5
(70.7)
22.3
(72.1)
22.0
(71.6)
21.6
(70.9)
21.8
(71.2)
21.9
(71.4)
21.4
(70.5)
20.4
(68.7)
17.9
(64.2)
20.3
(68.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
11
(0.4)
57
(2.2)
476
(18.7)
1,076
(42.4)
692
(27.2)
1,261
(49.6)
733
(28.9)
259
(10.2)
57
(2.2)
11
(0.4)
4,641
(182.5)
Source: NOAA (1961-1990)[17]

Geography[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

Padma Lotus (Species of plant)
Padma Flower (Species of plant)

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]


Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census The Union Report Census Report Volume 2. Department of Population, Ministry of Immigration and Population. May 2015. p. 59.
  2. ^ "Myanmar Area Codes". Retrieved 2009-04-10.
  3. ^ Tagundaing (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. ^ "Township map of Kyainseikgyi" (PDF). Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU). 3 May 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  5. ^ Google Maps (Map). Google. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  6. ^ Bing Maps (Map). Microsoft and Harris Corporation Earthstar Geographics LLC. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  7. ^ "Kayin Ethics and Traditional". Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  8. ^ Phayanasu (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  9. ^ Kawankathaung (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  10. ^ Phathalē (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  11. ^ Fallingrain world gazetteer
  12. ^ ANCY POLLOCK KHIN. "Karen". Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  13. ^ http://karennews.org/2018/04/residents-want-authorities-to-build-a-bridge-over-win-yaw-river/
  14. ^ Retphaw (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  15. ^ "Education statistics by level and by State and Division". Myanmar Central Statistical Organization. Archived from the original on 2008-05-24. Retrieved 2009-04-09.
  16. ^ "Hospitals and Dispensaries by State and Division". Myanmar Central Statistical Organization. Archived from the original on 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
  17. ^ "Tagundaing Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 12, 2017.

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