Tamwe Township

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Tamwe Township

တာမွေ မြို့နယ်
Township of Yangon
Tamwe Township
Tamwe Township is located in Myanmar
Tamwe Township
Tamwe Township
Coordinates: 16°46′16″N 96°10′0″E / 16.77111°N 96.16667°E / 16.77111; 96.16667Coordinates: 16°46′16″N 96°10′0″E / 16.77111°N 96.16667°E / 16.77111; 96.16667
Country Myanmar
Division Yangon
City Yangon
Township Tamwe
 • Total 44.1 km2 (17.02 sq mi)
 • Total 140,000
 • Density 3,200/km2 (8,200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC6:30 (MST)
Postal codes
11211, 11212
Area code(s) 1 (mobile: 80, 99)

Tamwe Township (also Tarmwe Township; Burmese: တာမွေ မြို့နယ်, pronounced [tàmwè mjo̰nɛ̀]) is located in east central Yangon, Myanmar. The township comprises 20 wards, and shares borders with Yankin Township in the north, Thingangyun Township and Mingala Taungnyunt Township in the east, Bahan Township in the west, and Mingala Taungnyunt township in the south.[2]


"Tamwe" derives from the Mon language term "Tamoa" (Mon: တာမွဲ; /ta mòa/), which means "one toddy palm tree."[3][4]


The township has 30 primary schools, four middle schools and six high schools.[2]


Market in Tamue Towship

The following is a list of landmarks protected by the city in Tamwe township.[5]

Structure Type Address Notes
St. Francis' Catholic Church Church 131 Kyaikkasan Road


  1. ^ Myo Lwin (16–22 March 2009). "Sputum microscopy centre opens in Tarmwe". The Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 24 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Tamwe Township". Yangon City Development Committee. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
  3. ^ Tun, Than (1988). "Observations on the Translation and Annotation of the Royal Orders Of Burma". Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. 4 (1): 91–99.
  4. ^ Banyar, Ko (7 November 2013). "မွန်တို့ဌာနေ ရာမည တိုင်းက မွန် အခေါ်အဝေါ်များ". Phophtaw News Association.
  5. ^ "Special Reports: Heritage List". The Myanmar Times. 29 October 2001. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009.

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