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Maungdaw District

Maungdaw District
Location of Maungdaw District (red) in Rakhine State (blue)
Location of Maungdaw District (red) in Rakhine State (blue)
Coordinates: 21°00′N 92°23′E / 21.000°N 92.383°E / 21.000; 92.383
Country Myanmar
DivisionRakhine State
Time zoneUTC+6:30 (MMT)

Maungdaw District (Burmese: မောင်တောခရိုင်) is a district of Rakhine State in western Myanmar (Burma). Its capital city is Maungdaw and the population density is about 295 persons per square kilometer. Roughly 91 percent of Maungdaw District's population is Muslim, making it the district with the highest percentage of Muslims in Myanmar. In recent history, many Muslims have fled from this region to neighbouring Bangladesh, mostly as refugees to seek peace and shelter from the Burmese military mass killings.[1] Along with parts of neighbouring Sittwe District, Maungdaw District is also informally referred to as northern Rakhine State.[2]


The district contains the following townships:

See also


  1. ^ "Northern Rakhine State, June 2010" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-21. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  2. ^ "Myanmar, Northern Rakhine State". UNHCR. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
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