Thongwa Township

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Thongwa Township
သုံးခွ မြို့နယ်
Township of Yangon Region
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Thongwa Township
Coordinates: 16°41′0″N96°32′0″E / 16.68333°N 96.53333°E / 16.68333; 96.53333 Coordinates: 16°41′0″N96°32′0″E / 16.68333°N 96.53333°E / 16.68333; 96.53333
CountryFlag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar
RegionFlag of Yangon Division.svg  Yangon Region
Township Thongwa
Population (2009) 156,993
Time zone MST (UTC6:30)
Area code(s) 056
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Thongwa Township (Burmese : သုံးခွ မြို့နယ်) is a township of Yangon Region, Myanmar, located in the southeastern section of the region by the Gulf of Martaban. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Profile of Thongwa Township" (PDF). Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU). April 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-19.[ dead link ]