Pa Laung Self-Administered Zone

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Pa Laung Self-Administered Zone

ပလောင် ကိုယ်ပိုင်အုပ်ချုပ်ခွင့်ရ ဒေသ
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Country  Myanmar
State Shan State
No. of Townships 2
Capital Namhsan
 • Total 110,805
Demonym(s) Palaunggese
Time zone UTC+6.30 (MMT)
Website Pa Laung Self-Administered Zone

The Palaung Self-Administered Zone (Burmese: ပလောင် ကိုယ်ပိုင်အုပ်ချုပ်ခွင့်ရ ဒေသ [pəlàʊɴ kòbàɪɴ ʔoʊʔtɕʰoʊʔ kʰwɪ̰ɴja̰ dèθa̰]) is a self-administered zone consisting of two townships in Shan State:[2] It was created as a separately administered unit by the 2008 Constitution.[2] Its official name was announced by decree on 20 August 2010.[3][4] The zone is to be self-administered by the Palaung people. Its capital is the town of Namhsan.[3]

Government and politics

The Pa Laung Self-Administered Zone is administered by a Leading Body, which consists of at least ten members and includes Shan State Hluttaw (Assembly) members elected from the Zone and members nominated by the Burmese Armed Forces. The Leading Body performs both executive and legislative functions and is led by a Chairperson. The Leading Body has competence in ten areas of policy, including urban and rural development, road construction and maintenance, and public health. [5]

Administrative divisions

The zone is divided into two townships that were previously part of Kyaukme District:


  1. ^ Shan State. The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. 3-M. Naypyitaw: Ministry of Immigration and Population. May 2015. p. 18.
  2. ^ a b ပြည်ထောင်စုသမ္မတမြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် ဖွဲ့စည်းပုံအခြေခံဥပဒေ (၂၀၀၈ ခုနှစ်) (in Burmese). 2008. Archived from the original on 2015-11-19.
  3. ^ a b "The Union of Myanmar, The State Peace and Development Council, Notification No. 33/2010, 20 August 2010" English translation
  4. ^ "တိုင်းခုနစ်တိုင်းကို တိုင်းဒေသကြီးများအဖြစ် လည်းကောင်း၊ ကိုယ်ပိုင်အုပ်ချုပ်ခွင့်ရ တိုင်းနှင့် ကိုယ်ပိုင်အုပ်ချုပ်ခွင့်ရ ဒေသများ ရုံးစိုက်ရာ မြို့များကို လည်းကောင်း ပြည်ထောင်စုနယ်မြေတွင် ခရိုင်နှင့်မြို့နယ်များကို လည်းကောင်း သတ်မှတ်ကြေညာ". Weekly Eleven News (in Burmese). 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
  5. ^

External links

  • Pa Laung Self-Administered Zone

Coordinates: 22°58′08″N 97°10′14″E / 22.96889°N 97.17056°E / 22.96889; 97.17056

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