Wa Self-Administered Division

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Wa Self-Administered Division
Self-Administered Division
Flag of Wa Self-Administered Division
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Location of Wa Self-Administered Division
Coordinates: 22°10′00″N 99°10′00″E / 22.16667°N 99.16667°E / 22.16667; 99.16667Coordinates: 22°10′00″N 99°10′00″E / 22.16667°N 99.16667°E / 22.16667; 99.16667
Country  Myanmar
State Shan State
Elevation[1] 524 m (1,719 ft)
Population
 • Total 558,000
Time zone MST (UTC+6:30)

The Wa Self-Administered Division (Burmese: ဝ ကိုယ်ပိုင်အုပ်ချုပ်ခွင့်ရ တိုင်း [wa̰ kòbàɪɴ ʔoʊʔtɕʰoʊʔ kʰwɪ̰ɴja̰ táɪɴ]) is an autonomous self-administered division in Myanmar (Burma). Its official name was announced by decree on 20 August 2010.[2]

The area was declared to be self-administered by the Wa people; and currently, the de facto independent Wa State, under the official name Wa Special Region 2, governs the region.

Administrative divisions[edit]

As stipulated by the 2008 constitution, the administrative region consists of the Hopang, Mongmao, Pangwaun (Panwai), Namphan (Nahpan), Matman (Metman) and Pangsang (Pangkham) townships in Shan State.[3] The region also includes the Namtit and Panlong Subtownships.

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