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Coordinates: 24°16′20″N95°50′18″E / 24.27222°N 95.83833°E / 24.27222; 95.83833 Coordinates: 24°16′20″N95°50′18″E / 24.27222°N 95.83833°E / 24.27222; 95.83833
Country Flag of Myanmar.svg  Burma
Region Sagaing Region
District Katha District
Township Banmauk Township
Time zone UTC+6.30 (MST)

Mankat is a large village in Banmauk Township, Katha District, in the Sagaing Region of northern-central Burma. The area is known for its Mankat Forest reserve.



S. St. R. Korper, an Assistant Superintendent, was responsible for building a 46 miles (74 km) road from Mankat to Nawpawng, according to a 1920 British report. [1] In World War II, Bernard Fergusson, Baron Ballantrae, then a major, passed through Mankat via Bonchaung Gorge with the Black Watch unit of the 77th Indian Infantry March 1943. [2] The Japanese had a base at Mankat, which was bombed by the US along with Mogok on 4 January 1945. [3] During conflict in the village in 1980, four houses were burned down. [4]


The village lies in the Nam Pang River valley to the south of Banmauk, [5] and is surrounded by Mankat Forest, a protected forest reserve. [6]

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  2. "Transcript of Distinguished Service Order Citation". Retrieved 15 February 2020.
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  5. Records of the Indian Museum, Volume 30. Indian Museum. 1928. p. 409.
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