Sittang (Sittoung) River
- A major river system flowing from the Pegu (Bago) Yoma to the Gulf of Martaban (Mottama) for a length of about 500 kilometers. The Sittang Valley is home to a densely populated agricultural region. A bridge across the Sittang was the site of a major engagement between British and Japanese forces in February 1942.See also Irrawaddy River; Salween River; World War II in Burma (Military Operations).
Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). Donald M. Seekins . 2014.
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