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Taungtha Township

Taungtha Township
Township
Taungtha Township is located in Myanmar
Taungtha Township
Taungtha Township
Coordinates: 21°16′N 95°27′E / 21.267°N 95.450°E / 21.267; 95.450
Country Burma
DivisionMandalay Division
DistrictMyingyan District
CapitalTaungtha
Time zoneUTC+6:30 (MMT)

Taungtha Township is a township of Myingyan District in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar). Its principal town and administrative seat is Taungtha.

As of 2014, the township had a population of 216,642.Google

Administration

Head of administration for Taungtha Township is U Wai Lin Tun.[1]

Taungtha Township is famous for being the birthplace and hometown of Tin Moe, a Burmese poet who was born in the village of Kanmyè in Taungtha Township, Myingyan, Mandalay Region and Aung Thaung, a Burmese politician and businessman born on 1 December 1940 in Taungtha Township, Mandalay Region, Myanmar who served as a member of the country's lower house, the Pyithu Hluttaw, representing the constituency of Taungtha Township, after being elected in the 2010 general election.

With 6.8 magnitude August 2016 Myanmar earthquake struck at 5:04 p.m. on August 24, 2016, 25 kilometers west of Chauk in Magway Region, at a depth of 84 kilometers, historic temples and pagodas in Taungtha Township were damaged.[2]

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