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Kyauktaw

Kyauktaw
ကျောက်တော်မြို့
Town
Kyauktaw is located in Myanmar
Kyauktaw
Kyauktaw
Location in Myanmar
Coordinates: 20°50′38″N 92°58′03″E / 20.843831°N 92.9675958°E / 20.843831; 92.9675958
Country Myanmar
Division Rakhine State
DistrictSittwe District
TownshipKyauktaw Township
Population
 • Religions
Buddhism ဗုဒၶဘာသာ Christianity ခရစ္ယန္ဘာသာ and Hinduism ဟိႏၵဳဘာသာ Islam အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာ
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MMT)

Kyauktaw (Burmese: ကျောက်တော်မြို့ [tɕaʊʔtɔ̀ mjo̰]) is a town in northern Rakhine State, in the westernmost part of Myanmar. The famous Mahamuni Buddha image was originally situated near Kyauktaw, in the ruins of the old city of Dhanyawadi.

The town was captured by the Arakan Army around 12 February 2024 from the Tatmadaw during the Myanmar Civil War.[1]

Location

Kyauktaw is situated 65 miles (105 km) from the north of Sittwe, the capital city of Rakhine State. It is located approximately between latitudes 20° 37' north and 21° 11' north and longitudes 92° 50' east and 93° 88' east from the north of Kaladan River. The Kispanadi Bridge is located at the entrance to Kyauktaw, traversing the Kaladan River.

Area

The area of Kyauktaw Township is nearly 675.55 square miles (1,749.7 km2). Kyauktaw is bordered by Mrauk U, around 27 miles (43 km) from the east, Buthidaung, around 30 miles (48 km) from the west, Ponnagyun, 45 miles (72 km) from the south and Pallawa Township of Chin State, around 40 miles (64 km) from the north. It stretches 19 miles (31 km) from east to west and 35 miles (56 km) from north to south.

Rivers

  1. Kaladan River (Kispanadi) (ကုလားတန္ျမစ္)
  2. Pi Chung (ပီေခ်ာင္း)
  3. Priang Chung (ၿပိဳင္းေခ်ာင္း)
  4. Thari Chung (သရီေခ်ာင္း)
  5. Pigauk Chung (ပီေကာက္ေခ်ာင္း)
  6. Yoo Chung (ယိုးေခ်ာင္း)
  7. Minne Chung (မီးေခ်ာင္း)
  8. Ywar Ma Pyin (ရြာမျပင္)

Climate

Kyauktaw has three seasons; the monsoon or rainy season is from May to October; the cool season or winter from November to February and the hot season or summer from March to May. The average temperature range during the summer is from 32 to 40 °C. The average rainfall range during the rainy season is from 431 to 482 centimeters. There was a flood in July 2011.[2]

Climate data for Kyauktaw (1991–2020)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 29.5
(85.1)
32.2
(90.0)
35.3
(95.5)
36.8
(98.2)
34.8
(94.6)
31.5
(88.7)
30.2
(86.4)
30.7
(87.3)
32.1
(89.8)
32.8
(91.0)
31.7
(89.1)
29.7
(85.5)
32.3
(90.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.8
(69.4)
22.8
(73.0)
26.4
(79.5)
29.5
(85.1)
29.2
(84.6)
27.8
(82.0)
27.3
(81.1)
27.5
(81.5)
28.1
(82.6)
28.1
(82.6)
25.6
(78.1)
22.3
(72.1)
26.3
(79.3)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 12.2
(54.0)
13.3
(55.9)
17.6
(63.7)
22.1
(71.8)
23.6
(74.5)
24.2
(75.6)
24.3
(75.7)
24.3
(75.7)
24.2
(75.6)
23.3
(73.9)
19.6
(67.3)
14.8
(58.6)
20.3
(68.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 6.9
(0.27)
9.2
(0.36)
28.3
(1.11)
50.9
(2.00)
380.9
(15.00)
966.4
(38.05)
1,250.4
(49.23)
878.0
(34.57)
482.4
(18.99)
250.9
(9.88)
56.9
(2.24)
14.4
(0.57)
4,375.6
(172.27)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 0.6 0.8 1.4 4.3 15.2 24.1 28.2 27.1 21.4 11.4 3.5 1.2 139.4
Source: World Meteorological Organization[3]

Economy

Kyauktaw has many sugar mills and sugarcane plantations.

Religious buildings

  1. Buddhist monasteries
    1. Downtown (5)
    2. Uptown (201)
  2. Mosques
    1. Downtown (3)
    2. Uptown (102)
  3. Churches
    1. Downtown (3)
    2. Uptown (5)
  4. Hindu temple
    1. Downtown (1)

References

  1. ^ Agency, Yangon Khit Thit News (2024-02-13). "ကျောက်တော်မြို့ရှိ စစ်ကောင်စီတပ်စခန်းများအားလုံးကို သိမ်းဆည်းရရှိသည့် ဓာတ်ပုံများ AA ထုတ်ပြန်". Khit Thit Media. Retrieved 2024-02-14.
  2. ^ mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/5650-seven-townships-in-arakan-state-flooded-by-record-heavy-rain.html
  3. ^ "World Meteorological Organization Climate Normals for 1991–2020". World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved 16 October 2023.
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