Taungdwingyi Township

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Taungdwingyi Township
တောင်တွင်းကြီး မြို့နယ်
Township
Country  Burma
Division Magway Division
District Magway District
Town Taungdwingyi
Area
 • Total 194 sq mi (503 km2)
Population 250,000
Time zone MST (UTC+6:30)

Taungdwingyi Township(Burmese: တောင်တွင်းကြီး မြို့နယ်) is a township of Magway District in the Magway Division of Myanmar. The principal town is Taungdwingyi. People have inhabited this area for thousands of years, and one of the earliest civilizations of Myanmar, Beikthano, the ancient Pyu city, is located near the town. The territorial area is planes, and rice, beans, grains, sugarcane, and other plants were grown there.

Border[edit]

Taungdwingyi Township is bordered by the following townships:

Economic[edit]

The economy of this area is based on agriculture and trading agricultural products. The chief crops raised are rice, beans, peas, grains and sugarcane. Once several years ago, this area had deep teak forests, and the timber industry was highly developed, but now all the teak trees have disappeared.

Transportation[edit]

Major town is connected to large Divisional city Magway(68 km/42 miles) to the west, Pyay(162 km/101 miles ) to the South and Naypyidaw(68 km/42 miles) to the East, by means of territorial road and railways. By the territorial road, it is 227 km to Mandalay and 365 km to Yangon. The closest major airport to Taungdwingyi, Myanmar is Magwe Airport (MWQ). Between the local villages and town, they are mostly connected by dirt roads and backroads.

Weather[edit]

April is warmest with an average temperature of 39 °C at noon. January is coldest with an average temperature of 14 °C 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]

The area has a humid (> 0.65 p/pet) climate. The land area is totally cultivated, not much natural vegetation is left. The landscape is mostly covered with mosaic croplands/vegetation. 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.

Coordinates: 20°01′00″N 95°33′00″E / 20.0167°N 95.5500°E / 20.0167; 95.5500