Twante Township

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Twante Township

တွံတေး မြို့နယ်

Twantay Township
township
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Twante Township is located in Myanmar
Twante Township
Twante Township
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 16°44′0″N 95°58′0″E / 16.73333°N 95.96667°E / 16.73333; 95.96667Coordinates: 16°44′0″N 95°58′0″E / 16.73333°N 95.96667°E / 16.73333; 95.96667
Country Myanmar
Region Yangon Region
Administrative seatTwante
Population
 (2008)[1]
202,221
Time zoneUTC6:30 (MST)

Twante Township also Twantay Township (Burmese: တွံတေး မြို့နယ်, pronounced [tʊ̀ɴté mjo̰nɛ̀]) is a township in the Yangon Region of Burma (Myanmar). It is located west across the Hlaing River from the city of Yangon. The principal town and administrative seat is Twante. The township is home to the Shwesandaw Pagoda (known as "Golden Hair Relic Pagoda" in English) and it is believed to contain strands of hair from the head of Gautama, and its annual pagoda festival is held on Burmese New Year.[2] The longest man made canal in Myanmar is Twante canal and it is also a shortcut waterway to Ayawaddy river to Yangon river which divides Twante Township with its length of 35 km[3] and there is one bridge that spans the canal is called Twante bridge.[4] Baungdawgyoke Monastery in Twante Township is one the famous as there are pagodas including the replica of Mahabodhi Temple[5][6]

တွံတေးရွှေဆံတော်စေတီ မြင်ကွင်းကျယ်
Panoramic View of Twante Shwe San Daw Pagoda.

Communities[edit]

The 220 villages of Twante Township are organized into 65 village tracts and 8 urban wards.[1] Twante Township is well known for its pottery activities handled by a few families since several generations.[7] It is also area of fish farming in Yangon region.[8]

History[edit]

During the British rule in Burma, George Orwell was a police officer in Twante, responsible for the security of some 200,000 people.

Transport[edit]

A water bus on the river connects with Yangon.[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile Twantay Township"[permanent dead link] Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU), April 2009
  2. ^ Nyein Ei Ei Htwe (2010). "Twante rocks to Shan drum beat". Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 21 June 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Twante Canal to open 24 hours".
  4. ^ "Twante Bridge Photo".
  5. ^ "News Report New Light of Myanmar,Visit of sinor general to Baungdawgyoke Monastery" (PDF).
  6. ^ "General Khin Nyunt visit Baungdawgyoke".
  7. ^ " Tourism Myanmar, June 2015
  8. ^ "In Twante, fish farmers yearn for cleaner water supplies".
  9. ^ https://www.mmtimes.com/news/yangon-water-bus-twante.html

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