Wetlet Township

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Wetlet Township
Township
Wetlet Township is located in Burma
Wetlet Township
Wetlet Township
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 22°22′N 95°47′E / 22.367°N 95.783°E / 22.367; 95.783Coordinates: 22°22′N 95°47′E / 22.367°N 95.783°E / 22.367; 95.783
Country  Burma
Region Sagaing Region
District Shwebo
Capital Wetlet
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Wetlet Township is a township of Shwebo District in the Sagaing Division of Burma (Myanmar). It is located on the plains between the Mu River and the Irrawaddy. Its administrative seat is the town of Wetlet.

Hanlin City, one of the ancient cities of Pyu Period, located near Hanlin Village. The City was ruined because of fire. [1] It was founded in the 1st century AD and it was the largest and most important city until around the 7th or 8th century when it was superseded by Sri Kestra.[2] It becomes one of the Myanmar first sites inscribed in World Heritage Sites in June 2014.[3] Beikthano and Sri Ksetra were other 2 sites inscribed together at the same time.[4]

Bounds[edit]

Wetlet Township is bounded on the east by the Irrawaddy River, across from which are Singu Township and Madaya Township of Mandalay District in Mandalay Division.[5] To the north of Wetlet Township is Shwebo Township, to the south is Sagaing Township, and to the west is Ayadaw Township.[5]

Towns and villages[edit]

Among the more than seventy towns, villages and wards (village census tracts) in Wetlet township are Aungchantha,[6] Chaungmido,[7] Halin Taungbo, [8] Hladaw,[9] Mugyi,[10] Myindaw,[11] Sabedaw.[12] Sadaung I,[13] Sadaung II, and Ywatha.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mrtv3.net.mm/newpaper/2711newsn.pdf Page 9 Col 1
  2. ^ "Ancient Burmese kingdom awarded World Heritage status". www.dvb.no. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Myanmar’s first site inscribed to World Heritage List". http://whc.unesco.org/en. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ancient Pyu cities attain World Heritage status". www.mmtimes.com. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Myanmar States/Divisions & Townships Overview Map" Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)
  6. ^ "Aungchantha Map" Maplandia
  7. ^ "Chaungmido Map" Maplandia
  8. ^ "Halin Taungbo Map" Maplandia
  9. ^ "Hladaw Map" Maplandia
  10. ^ "Mugyi Map" Maplandia
  11. ^ "Myindaw Map" Maplandia
  12. ^ "Sabedaw Map" Maplandia
  13. ^ "Sadaung Map" Maplandia
  14. ^ "Ywatha Map" Maplandia

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