Ayeyarwady Region

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Ayeyarwady Region
Irrawaddy Diveesion
Myanma transcription(s)
 • Burmese ei:rawati tuing: desa. kri:
Banner o Ayeyarwady Region
Location o Ayeyarwady Region in Burma
Location o Ayeyarwady Region in Burma
Coordinates: 16°50′N 95°10′E / 16.833°N 95.167°E / 16.833; 95.167
Kintra  Burma
Region Lawer
Caipital Pathein
 • Chief Meenister Thein Aung[1] (USDP)
 • Total 35,138 km2 (13,567 sq mi)
 • Tot 6,663,000
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities Bamar, Rakhine, Indies, Kayin
 • Releegions Buddhism, Christianity, Islam
Time zone MST (UTC+06:30)

Ayeyarwady Region (Burmese: ဧရာဝတီတိုင်းဒေသကြီး, pronounced: [ʔèjàwədì táiɴ dèθa̰ dʑí]; umwhile Ayeyarwady Diveesion an Irrawaddy Diveesion) is a region o Myanmar, occupyin the delta region o the Ayeyarwady River (Irrawaddy River).

The region lees atween north latitude 15° 40' an 18° 30' approximately an atween cast langitude 94° 15' an 96° 15'. It haes an aurie o 13,566 square miles (35,140 km2). The population is over 6.5 million, makkin it the maist populous o Burma’s states an regions. The population densitie is 466/sq mi (180/km2).

Ayeyarwady Region is flankit bi the Rakhine Yoma (Arakan Muntains) range in the wast an lairge auries wur cleared for paddy cultivation, leadin tae its preeminent position as the main rice producer in the kintra, a position it haes retained intae the 21st century.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Division and State Administrations". Alternative Asean Network on Burma. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 

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