Tamu, Myanmar

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Tamu is located in Myanmar
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 24°13′0″N 94°19′0″E / 24.21667°N 94.31667°E / 24.21667; 94.31667Coordinates: 24°13′0″N 94°19′0″E / 24.21667°N 94.31667°E / 24.21667; 94.31667
Country Myanmar
Region Sagaing Region
DistrictTamu District
TownshipTamu Township
Elevation180 m (590 ft)
Population 43,737 [1]
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

Tamu or Tat Mu is a town in Sagaing Region in north-west Burma near the border with the eastern Indian state of Manipur. It is the administrative seat for Tamu Township.


Tamu is something of a transport hub for cross-border traffic to India, being just across the border from Moreh. It is on the alignment of a proposed railway connecting the two countries.[1] Tamu is an important commercial town serving the Indian border town of Moreh. It is also a hub for smuggled goods from Thailand and China which are transported to India. The town is mainly populated by the Burmese, Chin ethnic people and lots of other people from different corners of the country.

Highway to Thailand[edit]

India’s foreign minister met with Myanmar’s construction minister in Delhi on 22 February 2012, and spoke about opening a highway between Moreh, in India, and the Myanmar-Thai border near Mae Sot.[2]


  1. ^ Verma, Kumod (2008-12-31). "Pact on TARN to connect 28 nations through rail link". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  2. ^ Samrat (2012-03-13). "In India's Northeast, Peace and Foreign Ties Quietly Spread". India Ink. Retrieved 2016-06-20.

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