Wuntho Township

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Wuntho Township
Township
Wuntho Township is located in Myanmar
Wuntho Township
Wuntho Township
Location in Myanmar
Coordinates: 23°54′N 95°41′E / 23.900°N 95.683°E / 23.900; 95.683Coordinates: 23°54′N 95°41′E / 23.900°N 95.683°E / 23.900; 95.683
Country  Myanmar
Region Sagaing Region
District Katha District
Capital Wuntho
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Wuntho Township is a township in Katha District in the Sagaing Division of Burma.[1] The principal town is Wuntho.

History[edit]

Main article: Wuntho

Wuntho was a native state of Upper Burma when Burma was under British control. After the British annexed Upper Burma in 1885, Wuntho became a refuge for rebels and Dacoit leaders until in 1891, when a force of 1,800 British soldiers under General Sir George Wolseley occupied the town of Wuntho. In 1892 the state was formally annexed by the British and incorporated into the District of Katha. It was classed by the Burmese as a Shan state, but was never on the same footing as the Shan states to the east.

Wuntho had an area of around 2,400 square miles (6,200 km2) with 150,000 inhabitants and lay midway between the Ayeyarwady River and Chindwin River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Myanmar States/Divisions & Townships Overview Map" Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)

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