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Coordinates: 20°59′29″N 97°31′42″E / 20.99139°N 97.52833°E / 20.99139; 97.52833

This page is about a town in Southern Shan State, Republic of the Union of Myanmar . For other uses, see Panglong (disambiguation).
Panglong
Panglong is located in Burma
Panglong
Panglong
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 20°59′29″N 97°31′42″E / 20.99139°N 97.52833°E / 20.99139; 97.52833
Country  Burma
Division Shan State
Admin. district Loilem District
Admin. township Loilem Township
Elevation 4,430 ft (1,350 m)
Population (2005)
 • Ethnicities Shan, Pa'O, Bamar, Burmese Chinese, Burmese Indians, Gurkha
 • Religions Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Islam
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Panglong or Pinlon, also Pang-Long or Pin-Lon is a town in the Southern Shan State of central-eastern Burma. It is the principal economic town in Loilem Township.

This page is still in the process of editing, please take part and contribute to a better Panglong portal. Panglong is a historical significant town of Burma, in February 1947 Panglong was the host of Panglong Conference, on the 12th the important singing of Panglong Agreement took place, laying the foundation of a unified independent state, Union of Burma. February 12th since becomes Union Day of Burma. There're many Panglong elites venturing around the world, but it's so sad to see no or vague information about Panglong available on the web. Stay proud of being Panglong Tha/Thu, if you have suggestion/information/resources/media please contact destinee.sai and contribute now.

Etymology[edit]

Panglong derived from two Shan words Pang Long and literally means Big Plain in Shan language. The name Panglong was used throughout the colonial era and the early years of Burma independence. It's only in near history that the local authority adopts the name Pinlon, a distorted transliterate from Shan to Burmese then Burmese to English.

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Government and politics[edit]

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Geography[edit]

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Economy[edit]

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Foreign exposure[edit]

Panglong is in the area classified as conflict zone and restricted foreigners' access since the military rule. It's only in the past three years that UNICEF personnel are exempted from the restriction, their movements are closely monitored though.

Information about Panglong on the world wide web is very limited, thus making Panglong a mystery to foreigners.

Military[edit]

Light Infantry Battalion # 513 at the north outside the town.

Supply Unit # 2 at the east of the town.

Demographics[edit]

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Ethnics groups[edit]

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Shan being the majourity with %%, Burmese %%, Pa'O %%

Religion[edit]

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Languages[edit]

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Shan, Myanmar, Pa'O, Chinese, Others

Education[edit]

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5 Basic Education Elementry Schools

2 Basic Education Middle Schools

1 Basic Education High School

2 Chinese School

Health[edit]

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Culture[edit]

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Cuisine[edit]

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Transport[edit]

Road is the only mean of access to Panglong. National highway 44 is the only main road bridging nearby towns. Most the usable roads are constructed by British during the colonial era. The roads are poorly maintained. Light to median weight vehicles are popular modes of transport. It's common to spot horse, donkey, mule and ox cart/wagons being used at the outskirt of the town.

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Category:Populated places in Shan State Category:Township capitals of Burma