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Magway Division (also spelled Mangwe) is a division located in central Myanmar between north latitude 18° 50' and 22° 47' and east longitude between 93° 47' and 95° 55'. It is bordered by Sagaing Division is to its north, Mandalay Division to its east, Bago Division to its south and Rakhine State and Chin State to its west. Magway Division is the largest of Myanmar's seven divisions, with an area of 17,305 sq miles. File links The following pages link to this file: Magway Categories: GFDL images ... Burma is divided into 7 states and 7 divisions Categories: Myanmar ... Categories: Stub ... Mandalay is the second largest city (2000 pop. ... Bago is a division of Burma. ... Rakhine State, formerly Arakan, is a state of Myanmar. ... Chin is a state of Myanmar. ...

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Demographics

The population of Magway Division is 4,200,000. Over 95% the people are Bamar, with very small minorities of Chin, Rakhine, Kayin, Shan and others. Approximately 98% of the population is Buddhist. Chin may refer to: In the human anatomy, the chin is the lowermost part of the face. ... The Union of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia. ... In stories common to the Abrahamic religions, Cain or Káyin (קַיִן / קָיִן Possession, Standard Hebrew Qáyin, Tiberian Hebrew Qáyin / Qāyin; Arabic قابيل Qābīl) is the eldest son of Adam and Eve, and the first man born in creation according to the Genesis. ... The Shan are an ethnic group of Southeast Asia. ... Statues of Buddha such as this, the Tian Tan Buddha statue in Hong Kong, remind followers to practice right living. ...


Organization

Magway Division is made up of the districts Magway, Minbu, Thayet, Pakokku and Gangaw with 25 townships and 1,696 ward village-tracts. The capital is the city of Magway (1994 population estimated at 300,000). Other major towns are Pakokku and Minbu.


Economy

The principal product of Magway Division is petroleum. Magway Division produces most of the oil and natural gas of Myanmar. Other industries include cement, cotton weaving, and tobacco, iron and bronze. Magway Division produces a large quantity of edible oil as well a petroleum, it is also known as the “oil pot of Myanmar.” Nodding donkey pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario, 2001 Petroleum (from Latin petra – rock and oleum – oil), crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold, is a thick, dark brown or greenish flammable liquid, which exists in the upper strata of some areas of the Earths crust. ... Natural gas rig Natural gas (commonly refered to as gas in many countries) is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane. ... In the general sense, a cement (Latin caementum) is any material with adhesive properties. ... Cotton is a soft fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to the tropical and subtropical regions of both the Old World and the New World. ... Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two threads or yarn made of fibre onto a warp and weft of a loom and turning them into cloth. ... Species N. glauca N. longiflora N. rustica N. sylvestris N. tabacum Ref: ITIS 30562 as of 2002-08-28 Tobacco () is a broad-leafed plant of the nightshade family, indigenous to North and South America, whose dried and cured leaves are often smoked (see tobacco smoking) in the form of... General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metal Group, Period, Block 8 (VIIIB), 4, d Density, Hardness 7874 kg/m3, 4. ... [[image: brass, a subset of the bronze alloys in which zinc is the principal additive cupronickel, an alloy used on ships lost-wax casting External links Flash animation of lost-wax casting Bronze Casting process explained - good pictures Categories: Alloys | Art materials ... A vegetable oil or vegoil is an oil extracted from oilseeds or another plant source. ...


Agriculture is also important. The major crops are sesamum and groundnut. Other crops grown are rice, millet, maize, sunflower, bean and pulses, tobacco, toddy, chili, onion, and potato. Famous products of Magway Division include: Thanakha (Limonia acidissima) and Phangar (Chebulic myorobalan) fruit. Binomial name Sesamum indicum Sesame is a plant grown primarily for its oil-rich seeds. ... This article is about peanut, the food. ... Species References ITIS 41975 2002-09-22 This article is about the food grain, not the university or Condoleezza Rice; see also rice (disambiguation). ... Nutrition information for one cup of cooked millet Millet is the collective name of a group of genera of the grass family(Gramineae/Paniceae) widely grown around the world for food or animal feed. ... 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 Helianthus annuus The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the Family Asteraceae with a large flower head (inflorescence). ... 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. ... Species N. glauca N. longiflora N. rustica N. sylvestris N. tabacum Ref: ITIS 30562 as of 2002-08-28 Tobacco () is a broad-leafed plant of the nightshade family, indigenous to North and South America, whose dried and cured leaves are often smoked (see tobacco smoking) in the form of... chili may refer to: chili (capsicum) - the fruit and plant of any one of several species of the genus Capsicum chili con carne - the common name for a spicy stew-like dish chili powder - a spice mix containing cumin, dried ground peppers and other spices, traditionally used to flavor this... Binomial name Allium cepa L. Onion in the general sense can be used for any plant in the Genus Allium but used without qualifiers usually means Allium cepa L., also called the garden onion. ... Binomial name Solanum tuberosum L. The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, grown for its starchy tuber. ...


Magway has almost no tourist industry.


History

Fossils of the early primates over 40 millions years old, were excavated in Pondaung and Ponnya areas in Magway Division, leading the government to proclaim that “Myanmar is the birthplace of humanity in the world". For other uses of the term, see Fossil (disambiguation) Fossils are the mineralized remains of animals or plants or other artifacts such as footprints. ... Families 13, See classification A primate is any member of the biological order Primates (Latin primus first), the group that contains all lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans. ...


The history of Magway Division mirrors that of the other divisions of central Myanmar.


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Magway Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (284 words)
Magway Division (also spelled Magwe) is a division located in central Myanmar between north latitude 18° 50' and 22° 47' and east longitude between 93° 47' and 95° 55'.
Magway Division is the largest of Myanmar's seven divisions, with an area of 17,305 sq miles.
The capital is the city of Magway (1994 population estimated at 300,000).
Myanmar States & Divisions - Magway (1037 words)
Magway Division has an area of 17,305 sq-miles and is situated between North Latitude 18° 50' and 22° 47' and East Longitude between 93° 47' and 95° 55'.
As the majority part of Magway Division falls within the Dry Zone, it is very hot during the hot season and is relatively cold during the cold season.
As Magway Division produces a large quantity of groundnut and sesamum edible oil, it is also known as the oil pot of Myanmar.
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