Division in Myanmar

Ayeyarwaddy Division

Covers the delta area. It has over four million acres of cultivated fields. The chief crops are paddy and jute. Pathein is the capital which is the fifth largest city and the seaport on Ngawun River. Ayeyarwaddy Division is also home to several beautiful beaches, among them, Ngwe Saung Beach.

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Bago Division

Bago Division is the second biggest producer of paddy after Ayeyarwaddy division. It is bordered by Magway Division and Mandalay Division to the north; Kayin State, Mon State and the Gulf of Martaban to the east; Yangon Division to the south and Ayeyawardy Division and Rakhine State to the west. Highlights are Bago, Taungoo and the ruins of the ancient Pyu kingdom near Pyay

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Magwe Division

Magwe Division Myanmar is located in the central part of Myanmar (Burma). Its major part falls in the Dry Zone. Magwe Myanmar Division has a common boundary with Mandalay Division and Bago Division as well as Rakhine and Chin States in Myanmar. Sagaing is to its north and Mandalay is in its east. Bago is to its south, and Rakhine and Chin is to its west. The western hilly Myanmar region whose rainfall is slightly more than other parts of Magwe, Bago Mountain Range and the southernmost part have the tropical Savannah Climate. As the majority part of Myanmar Magwe falls within the Dry Zone, it is very hot during the hot season and is relatively cold during the cold season.

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Mandalay Division

The capital of Myanmar Last Kingdom and of Myanmar Kings, is situated in Central Myanmar 668 km north of Yangon. It was founded by King Mindon in 1857 and remained to be the official seat of Myanmar Kings until it was occupied by the British in 1885 and designated Yangon as capital. It is the largest city after Yangon and is both a bustling commercial center and a repository of rich cultural heritage. With the remains of the old Royal City and many old monasteries, Mandalay is a showcase for Myanmar art and architecture of the 19th century. It is also noted for woodcarvings, silverware, tapestries, silk, and other products of traditional handicraft. It has links to all parts of the country by rail, road, river and air.

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Sagaing Division

Is sharing the border with Indian and Kalay-Tamu border trade cities along the India-Myanmar border. Kalay-TaMu road in Myanmar and Imphal main road in India played a vital role at the time of the World famous Imphal Operation in March 1944. Sagaing Division is a golden land for Myanmar too. A major gold mine in Myanmar is the Kyauk Pahto Mine, which is situated near Banbway Gone in Salingyi Township, Sagaing Division. thern part. Besides mountaineering this is the best place for hiking to nearby villages to see the village life and bird watching. There still can be seen Chin ladies with tattooed face.

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Taninthayi Division

Adjacent to Mon State to the north and Thailand to the east. Taninthayi Division occupies a long narrow coastal plain bounded by the Andaman Sea in the east, which runs to Kawthaung, the most southerly point of Myanmar and which then continues to the Malaya Peninsula.

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Yangon Division

Yangon, the capital city, is the main gateway to Myanmar. Evergreen and cool with lush tropical trees, shady parks and beautiful lakes. Yangon has earned the name of “The Garden City of the East”. Yangon was founded by King Alaungpaya on the site of a small settlement called Dagon when he conquered Lower Myanmar in 1755. The name Yangon means “End of Strife” which was anglicized as Rangoon by the British. The name of this city has changed along the history: first Dagon, then Yangon, and Okalapa Aung Myae Yan Hnin, then finally back to Yangon. The present day Yangon covers 400 sq m and has a population of over 5 million.

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