Gwa, Myanmar

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Gwa

ဂွမြို့
Town
Gwa is located in Myanmar
Gwa
Gwa
Location in Myanmar (Burma)
Coordinates: 18°29′N 94°17′E / 18.483°N 94.283°E / 18.483; 94.283Coordinates: 18°29′N 94°17′E / 18.483°N 94.283°E / 18.483; 94.283
Country  Myanmar
Division  Rakhine State
District Thandwe District
Township Gwa Township
Population
(2014 census)
66,015[1]
Time zone UTC+6.30 (MMT)

Gwa (Burmese: ဂွမြို့) is a town located at the southern tip of Myanmar's Rakhine State. It is the principal town of Gwa Township. In the 2014 census, the town and surrounding rural areas had a population of 66,015, of which only 7,422 are urban.

Climate

Climate data for Gwa, Myanmar (1982–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.8
(83.8)
29.6
(85.3)
31.1
(88.0)
32.9
(91.2)
32.7
(90.9)
30.5
(86.9)
29.8
(85.6)
29.5
(85.1)
30.6
(87.1)
31.7
(89.1)
31.2
(88.2)
29.6
(85.3)
30.7
(87.3)
Average low °C (°F) 13.3
(55.9)
14.3
(57.7)
17.7
(63.9)
22.3
(72.1)
23.9
(75.0)
23.3
(73.9)
23.2
(73.8)
23.0
(73.4)
23.0
(73.4)
22.5
(72.5)
19.9
(67.8)
16.0
(60.8)
20.2
(68.4)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 1.6
(0.06)
0.7
(0.03)
3.1
(0.12)
19.0
(0.75)
335.2
(13.20)
1,016.5
(40.02)
1,189
(46.81)
1,162.5
(45.77)
587.8
(23.14)
197.3
(7.77)
49.4
(1.94)
6.8
(0.27)
4,568.9
(179.88)
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[2]


Economy

Fishing is the primary industry in Gwa. Most residents fish in nearby waters, both for self-sustenance and trade with nearby towns. Rice, bamboo and coconuts are also widely grown in Gwa for export.

References

  1. ^ "Gwa (Township, Myanmar) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Myanmar Climate Report" (PDF). Norwegian Meteorological Institute. pp. 23–36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 30 November 2018.

External links

  • 18° 29' 0" North, 94° 17' 0" East Satellite map at Maplandia.com


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