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Pyapon

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Pyapon
Location within Myanmar
Coordinates: 16°17′10″N95°39′57″E / 16.2859731°N 95.6658123°E / 16.2859731; 95.6658123 Coordinates: 16°17′10″N95°39′57″E / 16.2859731°N 95.6658123°E / 16.2859731; 95.6658123
Country Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar
State Ayeyarwady Region
District Pyapon District
Township Pyapon Township
Time zone UTC+6.30 (Myanmar Standard Time)
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Pyapon (Burmese : ဖျာပုံမြို့; Mon: ဖျာ ပုၚ်, [phya pɜŋ]) is a town and seat of Pyapon District in the Ayeyarwady Division of Myanmar, along the Pyapon River, a tributary of the Ayeyarwady River. [1] It is located about 15 km inland from the Andaman Sea, about 75 miles south of the previous capital, Yangon. [2] It has a population of approximately 300,000 in 2006 [ citation needed ]. It serves as a center for collecting rice from the surrounding agricultural areas, and is home to a diesel-run power plant, using equipment by the German firm Siemens. [3]

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References

  1. "News Myanmar Times Magway Win Maung".
  2. "News DVB 18 April 2018".
  3. Ayeyarwady Region Education Office Pyapon Township Local Information