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Madaya Township

Madaya Township
မတ္တရာမြို့နယ်
Location in Aungmyethazan district
Location in Aungmyethazan district
Madaya Township is located in Myanmar
Madaya Township
Madaya Township
Coordinates: 22°13′N 96°7′E / 22.217°N 96.117°E / 22.217; 96.117
Country Myanmar
Region Mandalay
DistrictAungmyerhazan
CapitalMadaya
Time zoneUTC+6:30 (MMT)

Madaya (Burmese: မတ္တရာမြို့နယ်) is a township of Aungmyethazan District in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar.[1]

Taungbyone Festival of nat (spirit) takes place in the township in August yearly. The township is also home to Myanmar's largest marble quarry in Sagyin.

History

In the 16th century, the Gwe Shans built a stockade in the village of Okpo.[2] On October 1, 1886, there was a reported small native garrison at Madaya and nearby Lamaing and the town was subject to invasion the same month.[3][4]

Villages

Madaya consists Madaya town and the following villages:

Taking Lyon Hein Taung

References

  1. ^ "မန္တလေးတိုင်းဒေသကြီးအတွင်းရှိ ခရိုင်အမည်များ တိုးချဲ့ပြင်ဆင်ဖွဲ့စည်းခြင်း".
  2. ^ E., Harvey G.; Harvey, G.E. (1 July 2000). History of Burma. Asian Educational Services. p. 211. ISBN 978-81-206-1365-2. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  3. ^ James George Scott; Hardiman, J. P. (1901). Gazetteer of Upper Burma and the Shan states. AMS Press. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  4. ^ India. Army. Intelligence Branch; Paget, William Henry (1907). Frontier and Overseas Expeditions from India: Burma. Govt. Monotype Press. Retrieved 3 January 2011.


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