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Banmauk (ဝဵင်းမၢၼ်ႈမွၵ်ႇ)
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Banmauk (ဝဵင်းမၢၼ်ႈမွၵ်ႇ)
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 24°24′N95°51′E / 24.400°N 95.850°E / 24.400; 95.850 Coordinates: 24°24′N95°51′E / 24.400°N 95.850°E / 24.400; 95.850
CountryFlag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar
Region Flag of Sagaing Region (2019).svg  Sagaing Region
District Katha District
Township Banmauk Township
Time zone UTC+6.30 (MST)

Banmauk or Bamauk (Shan :ဝဵင်းမၢၼ်ႈမွၵ်ႇ) is a town in the Sagaing Division in Burma. It is connected by road to Pinlebu which links with Phaungbyin and Kawlin. [1] The township is home to the Shan, Kadu and Kanan ethnic minorities, and the region has witnessed fighting between the Communists and the government troops. There is a famous mount called Santlon. Santlon is Shan Language. It means "Great Elephant". [2]

Notes

  1. "General Maung Aye on tour of Sagaing Division". The New Light of Myanmar 7 March 2000. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2008.
  2. "Hmankin Range, native land of Shanne (Tai Leng), Kadu and Kanan nationals". The New Light of Myanmar 12 June 2003. Retrieved 20 November 2008.


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