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Tamandu is located in Myanmar
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 19°51′N 93°47′E / 19.850°N 93.783°E / 19.850; 93.783Coordinates: 19°51′N 93°47′E / 19.850°N 93.783°E / 19.850; 93.783
Country Burma
DivisionRakhine State
TownshipAnn Township
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

Tamandu[1] was a village in Ann Township, Kyaukpyu District, in northern Rakhine State in the westernmost part of Myanmar. Tamandu was located on the southside of the Dalet River (Dalet Chaung) just after it passes through the Kolonzin Range of hills and on the edge of the delta.[2] As of 2010, Tamandu no longer exists: the area is now part of Zuklaing Village Tract.[3]


During World War II the Japanese maintained a strategic supply base at Tamandu. It was retaken by the 25th Infantry Division (India) and the 82nd (West Africa) Division in March 1945 as part of the Arakan Campaign,[4] and a number of short documentary films were made there that year.[5] The Tamandu Barracks in Lagos, Nigeria and Tamandu Road in Kano, Nigeria were named after the village.[6]


  1. ^ "Tamandu Approved)" Tamandu at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ Burma 1:250,000 topographic map, Series U542, NE 46-3 Kyaukpyu U.S. Army Map Service, January 1959
  3. ^ "Ann Township - Rakhine State"[permanent dead link] map ID: MIMU154v01, creation date: 16 August 2010, Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)
  4. ^ Turnbull, Patrick (1979) Battle of the Box Allan, London, pages 113-114, ISBN 0-7110-0942-2
  5. ^ "Colonial Film Catalogue: Tamandu" Colonial Film from the Imperial War Museum
  6. ^ Omoigui, Nowa (2006)"Barracks: The History Behind Those Names (Part 4)"