Myingyan

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Myingyan

မြင်းခြံမြို့
Town
Myingyan railway station
Myingyan railway station
Myingyan is located in Myanmar
Myingyan
Myingyan
Location in Myanmar
Coordinates: 21°27′36″N 95°23′18″E / 21.46000°N 95.38833°E / 21.46000; 95.38833Coordinates: 21°27′36″N 95°23′18″E / 21.46000°N 95.38833°E / 21.46000; 95.38833
Country  Myanmar
Region Mandalay Region
District Myingyan District
Township Myingyan Township
Time zone UTC+6.30 (MST)

Myingyan (Burmese: မြင်းခြံ; MLCTS: mrang:hkram, [mjɪ́ɴd͡ʑàɴ]) is a city and district in the Mandalay Division of central Myanmar, previously, it was a district in the Meiktila Division of Upper Burma. It is currently the capital of Myingyan Township and lies along the National Highway 2. As of 2014, the city had a population of 276,096 and the district had 1,055,957. It lies in the valley of the Ayeyarwady River, to the south of Mandalay, on the east bank of the river. The area around the town is flat, especially to the north and along the banks of the Ayeyarwady. Inland the country rises in gently undulating slopes. The most noticeable feature is Popa Hill, an extinct volcano, to the south-east. The highest peak is 4,962 ft. above sea-level. The climate is dry, with high south winds from March until September. The annual rainfall averages about 35 in. The temperature varies between 106 and 70 Fahrenheit. The ordinary crops are millet, sesame, cotton, maize, rice and a great variety of peas and beans. There are no forests, but a great deal of low scrubland. Myingyan is the head of the branch railway to Thazi and the main line between Yangon and Mandalay.

Myingyan Prison in Myingyan District was known as the most infamous detention center among Burma's political prisoners for its atrocities from early 1990s' to October 1999 when the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) was granted an access to the prison.

Climate

Climate data for Myingyan (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.2
(84.6)
32.9
(91.2)
37.3
(99.1)
40.0
(104)
38.3
(100.9)
36.3
(97.3)
36.0
(96.8)
34.9
(94.8)
34.1
(93.4)
33.3
(91.9)
31.1
(88)
28.7
(83.7)
34.3
(93.7)
Average low °C (°F) 12.3
(54.1)
14.8
(58.6)
19.5
(67.1)
25.5
(77.9)
26.8
(80.2)
26.8
(80.2)
26.8
(80.2)
26.3
(79.3)
25.7
(78.3)
24.3
(75.7)
19.7
(67.5)
14.2
(57.6)
21.9
(71.4)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 1.2
(0.05)
2.5
(0.1)
2.9
(0.11)
17.6
(0.69)
91.4
(3.6)
85.1
(3.35)
57.2
(2.25)
105.8
(4.17)
151.7
(5.97)
101.6
(4)
25.8
(1.02)
3.6
(0.14)
646.4
(25.45)
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[1]

References

  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Myingyan". Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 112.
  1. ^ "Myanmar Climate Report" (PDF). Norwegian Meteorological Institute. pp. 23–36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
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