Thaketa Township

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Thaketa Township
သာကေတ မြို့နယ်
Township of Yangon
Thaketa Township
Thaketa Township is located in Myanmar
Thaketa Township
Thaketa Township
Coordinates: 16°47′40″N 96°12′6″E / 16.79444°N 96.20167°E / 16.79444; 96.20167Coordinates: 16°47′40″N 96°12′6″E / 16.79444°N 96.20167°E / 16.79444; 96.20167
Country Myanmar
Division Yangon
City Yangon
Township Thaketa
Settled 1959[1]
Area
 • Total 13.01 km2 (5.024 sq mi)
Population (2000)[2]
 • Total 322,000
 • Density 25,000/km2 (64,000/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC6:30)
Postal codes 11231, 11232
Area code(s) 1 (mobile: 80, 99)
YCDC[2]

Thaketa Township (Burmese: သာကေတ မြို့နယ်, pronounced [θàkèta̰ mjo̰nɛ̀]) is located in the eastern part of Yangon, Myanmar. The township comprises 19 wards, and shares borders with Thingangyun Township in the north and west, the Bago River in the east, and Dawbon Township in the south.[2] The Pazundaung Creek flows through the township. Founded in 1959, Thaketa is made up largely of middle-class and working-class neighborhoods.

5 South Korean companies have teamed up to build a 500-megawatt gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Thaketa Township to supply electricity to Thilawa Special Economic Zone.[3]

Education[edit]

The township has 46 primary schools, eight middle schools and five high schools.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kyaw Kyaw; Hartmut Gaese; Mi Mi Kyi (2006). Frauke Krass; Hartmut Gaese; Mi Mi Kyi, eds. Megacity yangon: transformation processes and modern developments. Berlin: Lit Verlag. pp. 333–334. ISBN 978-3-8258-0042-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Thaketa Township". Yangon City Development Committee. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  3. ^ "South Korean companies to build Rangoon power plant". Mizzima. 8 October 2012. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2012.