Lahe, Myanmar

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Lahe
လဟယ်မြို့
Lahe is located in Myanmar
Lahe
Lahe
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 26°19′31″N 95°26′34″E / 26.32528°N 95.44278°E / 26.32528; 95.44278Coordinates: 26°19′31″N 95°26′34″E / 26.32528°N 95.44278°E / 26.32528; 95.44278
Country  Myanmar
Division  Sagaing Region
Elevation 3,387 ft (1,032 m)
Population (2005)
 • Ethnicities Naga
 • Religions Buddhism
Time zone UTC+6.30 (MST)

Lahe (Burmese: လဟယ်မြို့) is a town in Naga Hills of Sagaing Division on the north-west frontier of Burma. It will now be grouped together with Leshi and Nanyun in Naga Self-Administered Zone under the new 2008 Constitution of the military regime.[1]

The Naga New Year Festival is held on 15 January, and Lahe, Leshi, Hkamti and Nanyun hosted it in rotation until it became state-sponsored for the benefit of tourism and limited to Leshi and Lahe since 2003 during the time of the ousted prime minister Khin Nyunt.[2][3]

Naga insurgents fighting against the Indian government have bases in the border area inside Burma. The Burmese army have launched offensives against these camps in recent years following top level meetings between the two countries.[4]

Notes

  1. ^ "Myanmar Constitution-Chapter II, 12a". Amnesty International United States. Archived from the original on 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
  2. ^ "Naga Festival Tourist Bus Turns Turtle, 20 Injured". Mizzima News. 17 January 2008. Archived from the original on 3 August 2010. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
  3. ^ "Naga Activists Call For Boycott Of Naga New Year Festival". Mizzima News. 3 February 2008. Archived from the original on 3 August 2010. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
  4. ^ Naw Seng (January 6, 2004). "Burma Attacks Naga Rebel Camps". The Irrawaddy. Archived from the original on August 12, 2010. Retrieved 2009-01-30.

External links

  • Satellite map GeoNames
  • Sagaing Division map: 3=Lahe Asterism
  • Photos of Naga New Year Festival
  • Photos of Naga New Year Festival at Lahe
  • Burma's Lost World Bertil Lintner, The Irrawaddy, October 2006
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