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Ponnagyun

Ponagyun
ပုဏ္ဏားကျွန်းမြို့
Town
Ponagyun is located in Myanmar
Ponagyun
Ponagyun
Location in Myanmar (Burma)
Coordinates: 20°20′03″N 93°00′14″E / 20.33417°N 93.00389°E / 20.33417; 93.00389
Country Myanmar
Division Rakhine State
DistrictSittwe District
TownshipPonnagyun Township
Population129,753[1]
 • Religions
Buddhism
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MMT)

Ponnagyun (Burmese: ပုဏ္ဏားကျွန်းမြို့) is a town in Rakhine State, in the westernmost part of Myanmar (Burma). It is the administrative seat of the Ponnagyun Township. The Urittaung Pagoda, across the Kaladan River from Ponnagyun, overlooks the town.

History

The Ponnagyun police station was captured by the Arakan Army (AA) on 22 February 2024 from the Myanmar Police Force during the Myanmar Civil War.[2] The AA claimed to have captured the city on 5 March 2024.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Sittwe (District, Myanmar) - Population Statistics and Location in Maps and Charts". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Arakan Army Seizes Myanmar Junta Police Station".
  3. ^ "AA confirms capture of Ponnagyun township near Sittwe". www.narinjara.com. Retrieved 2024-03-05.


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