Taing (plural: taing-myar) in the Burmese (Myanmar) language; refers to the major unit of territorial administration below the national level and above the district and township levels. There are seven divisions: Bago (Pegu), Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady), Magwe (Magway), Mandalay, Rangoon (Yangon), Sagaing, and Tenasserim (Tanintharyi). At present, each division has a "Peace and Development Council" composed of Tatmadaw officers, under the command of the State Peace and Development Council. Under the Constitution of 1947, they were included in a unitary form of government and were equivalent to the colonial-era Burma Proper. The states, corresponding roughly to the Frontier Areas, had quasifederal powers, but the distinction between divisions and states (which also number seven) became administratively and politically irrelevant after the Constitution of 1974 was adopted.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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