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Madaya, Myanmar

Madaya (Myanmar)
မတၱရာ
Town
Madaya (Myanmar) is located in Myanmar
Madaya (Myanmar)
Madaya (Myanmar)
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 22°12′37.4″N 96°06′45.3″E / 22.210389°N 96.112583°E / 22.210389; 96.112583
Country Myanmar
Division Mandalay Region
DistrictPyin Oo Lwin District
TownshipMadaya Township
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

Madaya is a town in the Mandalay Region of central Myanmar. It is the seat of Madaya Township. It lies along National Highway 31.[1][2] Lamaing lies just to the south-east. The Madaya River in the area is connected to the Mandalay Canal, and crosses the township of Madaya diagonally for some 30 miles and joins the Irrawaddy River.[3]

History

In the 16th century, the Gwe Shans built a stockade in the village of Okpo.[4] On October 1, 1886 there was a reported small native garrison at Madaya and nearby Lamaing and the town was subject to invasion the same month.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ Google Maps (Map). Google. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ Bing Maps (Map). Microsoft and Harris Corporation Earthstar Geographics LLC. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ Imperial gazetteer of India: provincial series. Superintendent of Government Printing. 1908. p. 79. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  4. ^ E., Harvey G.; Harvey, G.E. (1 July 2000). History of Burma. Asian Educational Services. p. 211. ISBN 978-81-206-1365-2. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  5. ^ James George Scott; Hardiman, J. P. (1901). Gazetteer of Upper Burma and the Shan states. AMS Press. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  6. ^ India. Army. Intelligence Branch; Paget, William Henry (1907). Frontier and Overseas Expeditions from India: Burma. Govt. Monotype Press. Retrieved 3 January 2011.

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