Lawksawk Township

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Lawksawk Township
Lawksawk Township is located in Myanmar
Lawksawk Township
Lawksawk Township
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°14′00″N 96°52′00″E / 21.23333°N 96.86667°E / 21.23333; 96.86667Coordinates: 21°14′00″N 96°52′00″E / 21.23333°N 96.86667°E / 21.23333; 96.86667
Country  Burma
State Shan State
District Taunggyi District
Elevation[1] 955 m (3,132 ft)
Time zone UTC+6.30 (MST)

Lawksawk Township (Burmese: Yatsawk or Yatsauk) is a township of Taunggyi District in the Shan State of Myanmar. The principal town is Lawksawk.


Lawksawk Township is bounded on the north by the townships of Nawnghkio, Kyaukme, and Hsipaw; on the east by Mong Kung and Hopong; on the south by Taunggyi, Kalaw, and Pingdaya; and on the west by Ywangan.[2] It is the most northernly of the townships which comprise the Taunggyi District.

Lawksawk is situated in a mountainous region with ranges generally running north and south, divided by broad valleys. Most of the township is within the drainage basins of two rivers, the Zawgyi and the Nam Lang.[3]


Saohpas of Lawksawk

Lawksawk has traditionally been ruled by a saohpa (chieftain). The following is a list of the known saohpas of Lawksawk:[4]

  • Hkun Sam Lik 1791–1811
  • On Gaing 1812–1813
  • Hkun Shwe Ek 1813–1850
  • Vacant 1850–1854
  • Sao Weng (first time) 1854–1881
  • Occupied by Yawnghwe 1881–1886
  • Sao Weng (second time) 1886–1887
  • Bo Saing (regent) 1887
  • Hkun Nu 1887–1900
  • Sao Hkun Nsok 1900–1946
  • Sao Hkun So 1946–1952


  1. ^ GoogleEarth
  2. ^ "Show Business, Rangoon's "War on Drugs" in Shan State". Shan Herald Agency for News. December 2003.
  3. ^ Scott, James George; John Percy Hardiman (1901). Gazetteer of Upper Burma and the Shan States. Rangoon: Superintendent of Government Printing, Burma. pp. Part II, Vol. II, 20–33.
  4. ^ "Shan and Karenni States of Burma". World Retrieved 2008-01-17.
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