The capital of Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) Division, located in the delta of the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River. With an estimated population of 182,496 in 1996, it is one of Burma's largest cities. Bassein is an important seaport and a center for the milling and distribution of rice. It is well known for its fragrant rice and the manufacture of colorful umbrellas and parasols (hti). The city's name may derive from Pathi, meaning "Muslim" in the Burmese (Myanmar) language, signifying the importance of Arab and Indian traders in its early history.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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