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Pauktaw is located in Myanmar
Location in Myanmar (Burma)
Coordinates: 20°12′46″N 93°7′51″E / 20.21278°N 93.13083°E / 20.21278; 93.13083
Country Myanmar
Division Rakhine State
DistrictSittwe District
TownshipPauktaw Township
 • Total0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
Time zoneUTC+06:30 (MMT)

Pauktaw (Burmese: ပေါက်တောမြို့) is the principal town of Pauktaw Township in Sittwe District in Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma).

On 16 November 2023 the town had fallen under control of the Arakan Army (AA) during the ongoing civil war, following the resumption of hostilities after the ceasefire between the AA and the Tatmadaw military junta broke down.[2] Following heavy bombardment by air and sea, the military retook the town a day later.[3] However, the AA returned and again captured the town on 24 January 2024.[4]


  1. ^ Myanmar Information Management Unit (September 2019). Pauktaw Myone Daethasaingyarachatlatmya ပေါက်တောနော်မြို့နယ် ဒေသဆိုင်ရာအချက်လက်များ [Pantanaw Township Regional Information] (PDF) (Report). MIMU. Retrieved 16 November 2023.
  2. ^ Hein Htoo Zan (2023-11-16). "AA Captures Town in Rakhine, Prompting Bombardment by Myanmar Military". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 2023-11-16.
  3. ^ "Myanmar junta retakes town captured by AA near Rakhine capital". Myanmar Now. 17 November 2023. Retrieved 18 November 2023.
  4. ^ "Arakan Army Captures Key Town From Junta in Myanmar's Rakhine State". The Irrawaddy. 25 January 2024.

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