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Mrauk-U District

Mrauk-U District
Location in Rakhine State
Location in Rakhine State
Country Myanmar
StateRakhine State
CapitalMrauk-U
Townships4
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total668,634
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

Mrauk-U District (Burmese: မြောက်ဦးခရိုင်) is a district of Rakhine State, Myanmar. Its administrative center is the city of Mrauk-U.

History

Mrauk-U District was created when it was split off from Sittwe District.[citation needed]

On December 28, 2023, during the Myanmar civil war (2021–present), the Brotherhood Alliance claimed they had seized the district's police station from the military junta.[2]

Geography

Twenty-five mountains have been officially named in Mrauk-U. Kema Taung is the highest place in this district. Yulin Jung is the most prominent mountain.[3]

Administrative divisions

Mrauk-U District is administratively divided into four townships:[1]

Economy and development

According to a 2016 report by ReliefWeb, all villages in Mrauk-U District suffer from "widespread underdevelopment".[4]

Demographics

According to the 2014 census, the district had a population of 668,634 people, of whom 310,622 were men and 358,012 were women.[1] The district is home to multiple ethnic groups, generally split between ethnic Rakhines and Muslims, but also including minorities of Hindus, Chin, and Maramargyi.[4] Perceived communal relations have improved in the district in recent years.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Provisional Results Census 26 August 2014 FINAL" (PDF). ပြည်သူ့အင်အားဦးစီးဌာန. 26 August 2014. p. 30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 September 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Hein Htoo Zan (December 28, 2023). "AA Seizes Mrauk-U Police Station as Myanmar Junta Pounds Rakhine Heritage, Civilians". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 2024-04-10.
  3. ^ "Mrauk-U District Mountains". PeakVisor. Retrieved 2022-09-09.
  4. ^ a b ReliefWeb 2016, p. 11.
  5. ^ ReliefWeb 2016, p. 31.

Bibliography

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