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Encyclopedia > Ayeyarwady Division

Ayeyarwady Division is a division of Myanmar, occupying the delta region of the Ayeyarwady or Irrawaddy River. It is bordered by Bago Division to the north, Bago Division and Yangon Division to the east, and the Bay of Bengal to the south and west. It is contiguous with the Rakhine State in the north-west. The Division lies between north latitude 15° 40' and 18° 30' approximately and between cast longitude 94° 15' and 96° 15'. It has an area of 13,566 sq-miles. The population is over 6.5 million, making it the most populous of Myanmar’s states and divisions. The average population density per sq mile is 466 persons. File links The following pages link to this file: Ayeyarwady Categories: GFDL images ... Ayeyarwady Division is a division of Myanmar, occupying the delta region of the Ayeyarwady or Irrawaddy River. ... Burma is divided into 7 states and 7 divisions Categories: Myanmar ... The Irrawaddy (newer spelling Ayeyarwaddy) is a river that flows through the centre of Myanmar (formerly Burma). It is Myanmars most important commercial waterway. ... Bago is a division of Burma. ... Yangôn, formerly Rangoon, population 4,504,000 (2001), is the capital of Myanmar. ... The Bay of Bengal is a sea that forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean. ... The Union of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia. ...

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Demographics

Bamar and Karen form the majority of the population, with a small minority of Rakhine in western coastal regions. The majority of the people are Buddhist, with small minorities of Christians and Moslems. Burmese is the common language. Karen can refer to the Karen ethnic group of south-east Asia. ... The Union of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia. ... Statues of Buddha such as this, the Tian Tan Buddha statue in Hong Kong, remind followers to practice right living. ... This article is about the religous people known as Christians. ... Islām (Arabic الإسلام, submission (to God)) is a monotheistic faith and the worlds second-largest religion. ...


Organization

The Ayeyarwady Division consists of five districts: Pathein. Hinthada, Myaungmya, Maubin and Pyapon. Pathein is the principal city and capital. Pathein (Bassein), is a city (1983 pop. ...


Economy

Ayeyarwady Division is heavily forested and wood products are an important component of the economy. The principal crop of Ayeyarwady Division is rice, and the division is called the “granary of Myanmar.” In addition to rice, other crops include maize, sesame, groundnut, sunflower, beans, pulses, and jute. Fishery is also important; Ayeyarwady Division produces fish, prawn, fish-paste, dry fish, dry prawn, and fish sauce. Species References ITIS 41975 2002-09-22 This article is about the food grain, not the university or Condoleezza Rice; see also rice (disambiguation). ... Species Zea diploperennis Zea luxurians Zea nicaraguensis Zea perennis References ITIS 42268 2002-09-22 Sorting Zea names This article is about the staple food. ... Binomial name Sesamum indicum Sesame (Sesamum indicum)is a crop grown primarily for its seeds. ... This article is about peanut, the food. ... Binomial name Helianthus annuus The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the Family Asteraceae with a large flower head (inflorescence). ... This article is on the plant. ... The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) defines pulses as annual leguminous crops yielding from one to 12 grains or seeds of variable size, shape and colour within a pod. ... Jute is a long, soft, shiny plant fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. ... Superfamilies Panaeoidea Aristeidae Benthesicymidae Penaeidae Sicyoniidae Solenoceridae Sergestoidea Luciferidae Sergestidae Prawns are edible, shrimp-like crustaceans, belonging to the sub-order Dendrobranchiata. ...


Ayeyarwady Division also has considerable tourist potential. The city of Pathein has numerous historic sights and temples. Outside Pathein are the beach resorts of Chaungtha Beach and the lake resort of Inye Lake. However, hotel and transportation infrastructure is still very poorly developed. Pathein (Bassein), is a city (1983 pop. ...


History

The Ayeyarwady delta region was traditionally part of the Mon kingdom. This area fell under Burmese (and occasional Rakhine) rule from the 11th century AD. Its subsequent history mirrors that of the rest of lower Myanmar. Mon can be: An abbreviation for Monday, the day of the week between Sunday and Tuesday. ... The Union of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia. ...


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The administrative divisions are further subdivided into townships, wards, and villages.
Myanmar is located between Chittagong Division of Bangladesh and Assam and Manipur of India to the northwest.
The Ayeyarwady delta, which is approximately 50,400 sq.
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