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Encyclopedia > Magway Division
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Magway Division

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Capital Magwe
Region Central
Area 44,819 km²
Population 4,464,000
Ethnicities Bamar, Chin, Rakhine, Shan, Kayin
Religions Buddhism, animism

Magway Division (also spelt 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'. 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. Image File history File links Magwedivisionflag. ... Categories: Southeast Asia geography stubs | Burma ... The Bamar (Burmese: ; MLCTS: ; IPA: , also called Burman), are the dominant ethnic group of Myanmar, constituting approximately 68% (30,000,000) of the population. ... Chin (Burmese: ) is one of the ethnic groups in Myanmar (formerly Burma). ... The Rakhine people (Burmese: ; formerly Arakanese) are a sub-ethnic group of the Bamar. ... The Shan (Burmese: ) are an ethnic group of Southeast Asia. ... ကရင္‌လူမ္ယုိး Total population 7,400,000 Regions with significant populations Myanmar: 7,000,000 Thailand:  400,000 Language Karen Religion Buddhism, Christianity, Animism Related ethnic groups Padaung The Karen (Burmese: ; MLCTS: ), also known in Thailand as the Kariang (Thai: ) or Yang, are an ethnic group in Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand. ... A replica of an ancient statue of Gautama Buddha, found in Sarnath, near Varanasi. ... In religion, the term Animism is used in a number of ways. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Magway Categories: GFDL images ... Burma is divided into 7 states and 7 divisions Categories: Myanmar ... Sagaing Division is a division of Myanmar, located in the north-western part of the country between latitude 21° 30 north and longitude 94° 97 east. ... Mandalay (Burmese: ) is the second largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma) with a population of 927,000 (2005 census), agglomeration 2,5 million. ... Bago is a division of Burma. ... Rakhine State (formerly Arakan) is a state of Myanmar. ... Chin State 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. The Bamar (Burmese: ; MLCTS: ; IPA: , also called Burman), are the dominant ethnic group of Myanmar, constituting approximately 68% (30,000,000) of the population. ... 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. ... Kayin can refer to: Kayin State, an administrative division of Myanmar (Burma) Kayin or Karen people, a minority ethnic group in Myanmar alternative spelling for Cain A character in the Battle Arena Toshinden series Category: ... The Shan (Burmese: ) are an ethnic group of Southeast Asia. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by...


Organisation

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. 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...


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.” Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... Natural gas is commonly referred to as gas. ... In the most general sense of the word, cement is a binder, a substance which sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. ... Cotton ready for harvest. ... Tweed loom, Harris, 2004 Woven sheet Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two sets of threads or yarn made of fiber called the warp and weft of the loom and turning them into cloth. ... Species Nicotiana acuminata Nicotiana alata Nicotiana attenuata Nicotiana benthamiana Nicotiana clevelandii Nicotiana excelsior Nicotiana forgetiana Nicotiana glauca Nicotiana glutinosa Nicotiana langsdorffii Nicotiana longiflora Nicotiana obtusifolia Nicotiana paniculata Nicotiana plumbagifolia Nicotiana quadrivalvis Nicotiana repanda Nicotiana rustica Nicotianasuaveolens Nicotiana sylvestris Nicotiana tabacum Nicotiana tomentosa Ref: ITIS 30562 as of August 26, 2005... General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Atomic mass 55. ... ... 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: Thanaka (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 Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa Rice is two species (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima) of grass, native to tropical and subtropical southern & southeastern Asia and to Africa, which together provide more than one fifth of the calories consumed by humans[1]. (The term wild rice can refer to wild species... Pearl millet in the field Ripe head of proso millet For other uses, see Millet (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Zea mays L. Maize (Zea mays ssp. ... Binomial name Helianthus annuus L. 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 Nicotiana acuminata Nicotiana alata Nicotiana attenuata Nicotiana benthamiana Nicotiana clevelandii Nicotiana excelsior Nicotiana forgetiana Nicotiana glauca Nicotiana glutinosa Nicotiana langsdorffii Nicotiana longiflora Nicotiana obtusifolia Nicotiana paniculata Nicotiana plumbagifolia Nicotiana quadrivalvis Nicotiana repanda Nicotiana rustica Nicotianasuaveolens Nicotiana sylvestris Nicotiana tabacum Nicotiana tomentosa Ref: ITIS 30562 as of August 26, 2005... The chile pepper, chili pepper, or chilli pepper, or simply chile, is the fruit of the plant Capsicum from the nightshade family, Solanaceae. ... 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, also called the garden onion. ... Binomial name Solanum tuberosum L. The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, commonly grown for its starchy tuber. ... Myanmar women with Thanaka Thanaka wood (murraya exotica) being sold) Thanaka (Burmese: ; MLCTS: ) is a yellowish-white cosmetic commonly applied to the face by many people in Myanmar (formerly Burma). ...


Magway has almost no tourist industry.


History

Fossils of the early primates over 40 million years old were excavated in the Pondaung and Ponnya areas in Magway Division, leading the government to proclaim that “Myanmar is the birthplace of humanity in the world". About 2000 years old ancient city, Beikthanoe, is located in Taungdwingyi Township, Magway Division. The most famous leader of Burma Bodgyoke Aung San, is from Magway Division, Nate Mauk Township. One of the most famous pagodas Mya Tha Lwan is also situated in Magway. A fossil Ammonite Fossils are the mineralized remains of animals or plants or other traces such as footprints. ... Families 15, See classification A primate (L. prima, first) is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all the species commonly related to the lemurs, monkeys, and apes, with the latter category including humans. ... Aung San General Aung San (Burmese: ; MLCTS: ); February 13, 1915 – July 19, 1947) was a Burmese revolutionary, nationalist, general, and politician. ...


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

Subdivisions of Myanmar Flag of Myanmar
States: Chin | Kachin | Kayah | Kayin | Mon | Rakhine | Shan
Divisions: Ayeyarwady | Bago | Magway | Mandalay | Sagaing | Tanintharyi | Yangon

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Magway Division- States & Divisions of Myanmar (234 words)
Magway Division falls in the Dry Zone of Central Myanmar, bordering Mandalay Division on the east, Sagaing Division on the north, Chin State and Rakhine State on the west and Bago Division on the south.
Myanmars, Asho-Chins and Rakhines inhabit the 25 Townships and 1,696 Wards and Village Tracts of Magway Division.
The artery of Magway Division is the Ayeyarwaddy River.
The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News (491 words)
Magway Division (also spelt 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'.
It is bordered by Sagaing Division to the north, Mandalay Division to the east, Bago Division to the south, and Rakhine State and Chin State to the west.
Magway Division is made up of the districts of Magwe, Minbu, Thayetmyo, Pakokku and Gangaw comprising 25 townships and 1,696 ward village-tracts.
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