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Taungup is located in Myanmar
Location within Myanmar
Coordinates: 18°51′N 94°14′E / 18.850°N 94.233°E / 18.850; 94.233
Country Myanmar
State Rakhine State
DistrictThandwe District
TownshipTaungup Township
Time zoneUTC+6:30 (MST)

Taungup, Toungup or Toungok (Burmese: တောင်ကုတ်မြို့) is a principal town of the Taungup Township in the Rakhine State of westernmost part of Myanmar. As of May 2020, there is one case of COVID-19, one of two cases in not only Thandwe township, but the whole Rakhine State.It got 29.1 inches of rainfall on 21 July 2011. [2] It was record breaking and there was severe flooding.[3] The population of Taungup (Toungup) Urban area is 28,652 as of 2014, while Taungup Township's population is 114,437. [1] There are 2 Universities in Rakhine, State,One located in Sittwe( Sittwe University) and another One located in Taungup(Taungup University).[4]


  1. ^ a b Census Report (PDF). 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. Taungup: Department of Population Ministry of Immigration and Population. April 2018.
  2. ^[permanent dead link] Page 15 "Weather Forecast for 22nd July, 2011"
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