- Sagaing Division
englishname = Sagaing Division
burmesename = စစ်ကိုင်းတိုင်း
transcription = sackuing: tuing:
region = Central Northwestern
area = 93,527
population = 5,300,000 (
locatormapfile = MyanmarSagaing
Bamar, Shan, Naga, Chin
Buddhism, Christianity, animism
Sagaing Division is a division of
Burma, located in the north-western part of the country between latitude 21° 30' north and longitude 94° 97' east. It is bordered by India’s Nagalandand ManipurStates to the north, Kachin State, Shan State, and Mandalay Divisionto the east, Mandalay Division and Magway Divisionto the south, with the Ayeyarwady Riverforming a greater part of its eastern and also southern boundary, and Chin Stateand India to the west. The division has an area of 93,527 km², and population (1996) of over 5,300,000. The capital is Sagaing.
Sagaing Division consists of 198 wards and villages, 38 townships and eight districts; Sagaing, Shwebo, Monywa, Katha, Kale, Tamu, Mawlaik and Hkamti. The major cities are
Sagaing, Monywa, Shwebo, Katha, Kale, Tamu, Mawlaikand Hkamti. Mingunwith its famous bell is located near Sagaing but can be reached across the Ayeyarwady from Mandalay.
Bamarare the majority ethnic groupin the dry regions and along the Mandalay- MyitkyinaRailroad. Shan live in the upper Chindwin Rivervalley. A sizeable minority of Naga resides in the north of north-west mountain ranges and Chin in the south. Smaller ethnic groups native to the Division include the Kaduand Ganang, who live in the upper Mu River valley and Meza River valley.
Agriculture is the chief occupation. The leading crop is
rice, which occupies most of the arable ground. Other crops include wheat, sesame, peanut, pulses, cotton, and tobacco. Sagaing is Myanmar’s leading producer of wheat, contributing more than 80% of the country's total production. Forestry is important in the wetter upper regions along the Chindwin River, with teakand other hardwoods extracted. As in other parts of the country, reforestationis not effective enough to maintain sustainable forestry. Important minerals include gold, coal, saltand small amounts of petroleum. Industry includes textiles, copperrefining, gold smelting, and a diesel engineplant. The Division has many rice mills, edible oilmills, saw mills, cotton mills, and mechanized weaving factories. Local industry includes earthen pots, silverware, bronze-wares, iron-wares and lacquerware.
Sagaing was the capital of an independent Shan kingdom in 1315, after the fall of
Baganhad created a power vacuum in central Burma. In 1364, the founder’s grandson moved the capital to nearby Ava.
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