Tharrawaddy, Myanmar

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Tharrawaddy is located in Myanmar
Location in Myanmar
Coordinates: 17°39′14″N 95°46′55″E / 17.654°N 95.782°E / 17.654; 95.782Coordinates: 17°39′14″N 95°46′55″E / 17.654°N 95.782°E / 17.654; 95.782
Country  Burma
Region Bago Region
District Tharrawaddy
Township Tharrawaddy
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Tharrawaddy (Burmese: သာယာဝတီ) is a town in Bago Region of lower Myanmar. It is the administrative seat of Tharrawaddy District and Tharrawaddy Township. It locates on the main Yangon-Pyay road and 76 miles away at the north of Yangon. The current city was built when under British rule, at that place. In the first British temporary seat at Thonze. However, Thonze is populated city for district offices. Therefore, they decided to move 2 miles north of Thonze and the new district city was built in 1878. The name of the city called Tharyarwaddy as the Burmese old time name.