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Shan State
ရှမ်းပြည်နယ်
State
Myanma transcription(s)
 • Burmese hram: prany nai

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Location o Shan State in Burma
Coordinates: 21°30′N 98°0′E / 21.500°N 98.000°E / 21.500; 98.000
Kintra Banner o Burma Burma
Region East central
Caipital Taunggyi
Government
 • Chief Meenister Aung Myat[1] (USDP)
Area[2]
 • Total 155,801 km2 (60,155 sq mi)
Population (2000)[2]
 • Total 4,851,000
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnicities Shan, Bamar, Cheenese, Wa, Kachin, Danu, Intha, Lahu, Ta'ang, Pa-O, Taungyo, Indies, Gurkha
 • Releegions Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism
Time zone MST (UTC+06:30)

Shan State (Burmese: ရှမ်းပြည်နယ်, pronounced: [ʃáɴ pjìnɛ̀]; Shan: မိူင်းတႆး [mœ́ŋ tɑ́ɪ]) is a state o Burma (Myanmar). Shan State borders Cheenae tae the north, Laos tae the east, an Thailand tae the sooth, an five admeenistrative diveesions o Burma in the wast. Lairgest o the 14 admeenistrative diveesions bi land aurie, Shan State covers 155,800 km², amaist a quairter o the total aurie o Burma. The state gets its name frae the Shan fowk, ane o several ethnic groups that inhabit the aurie. Shan State is lairgely rural, wi anerlie three ceeties o significant size: Lashio, Kengtung, an the caipital, Taunggyi.[3]

Shan State, wi mony ethnic groups, is hame tae several airmit ethnic armies. While the govrenment haes signed ceasefire greements wi maist groups, vast auries o the state, especially those east o Thanlwin river, remain ootside the central govrenment's control, an in recent years hae come unner hivy ethnic-Cheenese economic an poleetical influence, whareas ither auries are unner the control o militar groups such as the Shan State Airmy.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Division and State Administrations". Alternative Asean Network on Burma. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Union of Myanmar". City Population. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  3. "Shan: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 2008-01-19. 

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