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Kyaukse

Kyaukse

ကျောက်ဆည်
Town
Downtown Kyaukse, the Main Road, and Clock Tower
Downtown Kyaukse, the Main Road, and Clock Tower
Kyaukse is located in Myanmar
Kyaukse
Kyaukse
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°36′47″N 96°7′49″E / 21.61306°N 96.13028°E / 21.61306; 96.13028
Country Myanmar
Division Mandalay Region
DistrictKyaukse District
TownshipKyaukse Township
Population
(2014)
 • Total741,071[1]
 • Ethnicities
Burman
 • Religions
Theravada Buddhism
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

Kyaukse (Burmese: ကျောက်ဆည် မြို့, pronounced [tɕaʊʔ sʰɛ̀ mjo̰]) is town and capital of Kyaukse District in Mandalay Region, Myanmar. Lying on the Zawgyi River, 25 miles (40 km) south of Mandalay, it is served by the Mandalay-Yangon (Rangoon) railway. The first Myanmar probably settled in the area about 800, and local 12th- and 13th-century inscriptions refer to Kyaukse as “the first home”. The town is famous for the Kyaukse Elephant Dance.

History

Kyaukse has been an important area in Myanmar history. It is well irrigated and lush, and has been ever since the Bagan era when it was known as the granary of the kingdom.[2]

King Anawrahta built numerous fortresses along his kingdom’s borders, as well as along the rivers flowing within his lands. Tamote was one of nine fortresses along the rivers of Kyaukse region, erected because he needed protection against invasion by water.

Education

Kyaukse is home to the

Economy

The Kyaukse area is known for its turmeric, mango and onions. The town has a relatively large shopping centre Aye Mya Kyi Lin Market.

Notable people

Town landmarks

References

  1. ^ Provisional Results Census 26 August 2014 FINAL, ပြည်သူ့အင်အားဦးစီးဌာန, 26 August 2014, p. ၂၈, retrieved March 25, 2015
  2. ^ Ma Theingi (3 October 2011). "Amazing discovery in Kyaukse region". The Myanmar Times.
  3. ^ ABSDF urges inclusiveness in reform process

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