Sittway

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Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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  • Sittwe —    (Sittway)    The capital of Arakan (Rakhine) State, known as Akyab during the British colonial era, a Bengali name. Its population was estimated at 135,033 in 1996. Located at the mouth of the Kaladan River, where it empties into the Bay of… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

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  • Sittwe — Infobox Settlement official name = Sittwe other name = native name = my. စစ်တွေမြို့ nickname = settlement type = motto = imagesize = 300px image caption = Sittwe main street flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = image blank… …   Wikipedia

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  • Old and New Place Names —    The following is a guide to geographical place names in Burma (Myanmar) and their alteration, as issued by the State Law and Order Restoration Council in the June 1989 Adaptation of Expressions Law:    Old = New    Burma = Myanmar    Union of… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Air Transport, Civil —    Before World War II, Imperial Airways of Britain offered service to Sittwe (Sittway, then known as Akyab) in present day Arakan (Rakhine) State and Rangoon (Yangon), landing at the aerodrome at Mingaladon, which served then (as now) as the… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Arakan (Rakhine) State —    One of Burma s 14 states and divisions, it has an area of 36,778 square kilometres (14,200 square miles) and a population estimated at 2.7 million in 2000 (1983 census figure: 2,045,559). Ethnically, the majority of the population are… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Min Ko Naing —    (1962 )    Nom de guerre of Paw Oo Htun, the most prominent student leader of the 1988 prodemocracy movement. It means conqueror of kings. A zoology student at Rangoon (Yangon) University, he expressed his opposition to the government of Ne… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Mrauk-U —    (Mrohaung, Myohaung)    Capital of the Arakan (Rakhine) kingdom between 1433 and 1784. During its golden age from the mid 16th to mid 17th centuries, it was a major power in the Bay of Bengal and a center of international trade. After the… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

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