Taungdwingyi

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Taungdwingyi
တောင်တွင်းကြီး
Ponnawaddy
City
Nickname(s): Taungdwin
Taungdwingyi is located in Myanmar
Taungdwingyi
Taungdwingyi
Coordinates: 20°01′N 95°33′E / 20.017°N 95.550°E / 20.017; 95.550
Country  Burma
Division Magway Region
District Magway District
Township Taungdwingyi Township
Area Code 063
Place Code MMR009004
Altitude 138 m
Population
 • Total 80,000
Demographics
 • Ethnicities Bamar is majority and very few percent of Chin, Chinese
 • Religions Buddhism is majority and few Christianity
Time zone MST (UTC+06:30)
Website www.taungdwingyi.net

Taungdwingyi (Burmese: တောင်တွင်းကြီး [tàʊɴdwɪ́ɴdʑí]) is a town located in Magway Region, Myanmar.

City scape[edit]

The town is divided into ten main quarters. They are Ohndaw Quarter 1, Ohndaw Quarter 2, Taungbyin Quarter 1, Taungbyin Quarter 2, Shwe-oh Quarter 1, Shwe-oh Quarter 2, Maungdaing Quarter 1, Maungdaing Quarter 2, Shwekya-in Quarter 1 and Shwekya-in Quarter 2. At the center of the town are the Myoma Zay central market, and the Independence Park. The Kandawgyi Lake, which used to be a weir in ancient times, is located on the east side of town, and is ringed by a number of historic Buddhist monasteries. Zeya Mingala Shweindaung is the most sacred pagoda in the township. The Aung Myin Zeya Rakhine Pagoda located at the western part of the town is the largest pagoda in the township. Once, it was in a state of decay and renovation was finished in 2013.

Economy[edit]

Economic of this town is based on agriculture and trading agricultural products. Onion, Rice, beans, grains, sugarcane are grown. Peanut oil is also a major product of the town.

Transportation[edit]

Taungdwingyi is connected to Magway (68 kilometres (42 mi)) to the West, Pyay (162 kilometres (101 mi)) to the South and Naypyidaw (68 kilometres (42 mi)) to the East, by means of territorial roads and railways. By the territorial roads, it is 227 kilometres (141 mi) to Mandalay and 365 kilometres (227 mi) to Yangon. The closest major airport to Taungdwingyi, Myanmar is Magwe Airport (MWQ).

History[edit]

The Taungdwingyi region is one of the earliest inhabited regions in Myanmar. The Pyu city of Beikthano was founded around 200 BCE.[1] Taungdwinggyi was a city state during Bagan Era. At the Mongol invasions, the city was destroyed by Mongol. In 1278, a relative of a Bagan King, Thiha Patae reestablished Taungdwingyi. In 1480, Ava King, Second Min Khaung sent Lord Zeya Kyaw Htin to administrate the town. During the Ava period (1364–1555), the region produced a number of famous poets and writers such as Shin Ohnnyo, Shin Khayma, Shin Uttama and Shin Maha Thilawuntha, Shin Nyeinme and Khingyi Phyaw.[citation needed]

Weather[edit]

April is warmest with an average temperature of 39 °C (102 °F) at noon. January is coldest with an average temperature of 14 °C (57 °F) at night. Temperatures drop sharply at night. January is on average the month with most sunshine. The wet season has a rainfall peak around August, the dry season is around the month of March.

Nature[edit]

Taungdwingyi has a humid (> 0.65 p/pet) climate. The climate is classified as a tropical monsoon (short dry season, monsoon rains other months), with a subtropical dry forest biozone . The soil in the area is high in nitosols, andosols (nt), soil with deep, clay-enriched lower horizon with shiny ped surfaces.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Aung-Thwin, Michael (2005). The mists of Rāmañña: The Legend that was Lower Burma (illustrated ed.). Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. pp. 18–19. ISBN 9780824828868. 

Coordinates: 20°01′N 95°33′E / 20.017°N 95.550°E / 20.017; 95.550