Sinbaungwe Township


Sinbaungwe Township
Sinbaungwe Township
ထန်းတပင်မြို့နယ
Sinbaungwé Township, Tantabin Township
—  Township  —
Sinbaungwe Township is located in Burma
Sinbaungwe Township
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 19°33′N 95°23′E / 19.55°N 95.383°E / 19.55; 95.383Coordinates: 19°33′N 95°23′E / 19.55°N 95.383°E / 19.55; 95.383
Country  Burma
Region Magway
District Thayet
Capital Sinbaungwe (Tantabin)
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Sinbaungwe Township or Tantabin Township (Burmese: ထန်းတပင်မြို့နယ) is a township of Thayet District in the Magway Region of Burma (Myanmar). It is located to the west of the Pegu Range in the foothills and on the plain of the Irrawaddy. Most of the township is east of the Irrawaddy, but about 20% of the township lies on the right (west) bank. The major town and administrative center is Sinbaungwe (Tantabin).

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History

Sinbaungwe Township was formerly called Myedé Kyan (remnant of Myedé) as it had been part of Myedé Township (now Aunglan Township) before that was divided.[1]

Bounds

Sinbaungwe Township is bordered[2] by the following townships:

  • Magway to the north,
  • Taungdwingyi to the north and northeast,
  • Lewe of Mandalay Region to the east
  • Aunglan (Myayde) to the south,
  • Thayet to the southwest, and
  • Minhla to the west and northwest.

Villages

Among the many villages and wards (village census tracts) in Sinbaungwe Township are Baingyagon, Bwetsan, Chaungkauk, Egayit, Ingya, Inyon, Konbo, Kyauk-o, Kyigon, Thazi, Wundet, Yebok and Zaunggyandaung.

Economy

Rice growing is the main economic activity in the township.

Notes

  1. ^ Scott, James George and Hardiman, John Percy (1900) Gazetteer of Upper Burma and the Shan States Part 1, Volume 2, http://books.google.com/books?id=n7oMAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA517 page 517]
  2. ^ "Myanmar States/Divisions & Townships Overview Map" Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)

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