Dagon Seikkan Township

Dagon Seikkan Township
ဒဂုံဆိပ်ကမ်း မြို့နယ်
—  Township of Yangon  —
Dagon Seikkan Township
Dagon Seikkan Township is located in Burma
Dagon Seikkan Township
Coordinates: 16°51′24″N 96°16′58″E / 16.85667°N 96.28278°E / 16.85667; 96.28278Coordinates: 16°51′24″N 96°16′58″E / 16.85667°N 96.28278°E / 16.85667; 96.28278
Country Burma (Myanmar)
Region Yangon
City Yangon
Township Dagon Seikkan
Area
 - Total 85.4 km2 (32.973 sq mi)
Population (December 2008)[1]
 - Total 93,823
 - Density 1,098.6/km2 (2,845.4/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+6:30)
Postal codes 11441
Area code(s) 1, (80, 99: mobile)
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Dagon Seikkan Township (Burmese: ဒဂုံဆိပ်ကမ်း မြို့နယ်, pronounced [dəɡòuɴ sʰeiʔkáɴ mjo̰nɛ̀]) is an urban township of Yangon, Burma (Myanmar). Located in the east-central part of the city of Yangon (Rangoon). Satellite communities and industry moved into the township in the 1990s, growing from a rural population of under 10,000 to almost 100,000 by 2010. As of 2009, Dagon Seikkan consisted of 39 wards and five village tracts.[1] As of 2000, the township had 10 primary schools, two middle schools and a high school.[2] The township is in an industrial area of the city.[1] Nationalities Youth Resource Development Degree College is located in the township.[3]

As of 2007, Dagon Seikkan is linked to Thanlyin Township by the Dagon Bridge, the second bridge to be built across the Bago River at Yangon.[4]

Borders

Dagon Seikkan Township shares borders with Hlegu Township to the north, South Dagon Township to the northwest, Thaketa Township to the southwest, and Thanlyin Township to the east and southeast. It borders on the Bago River to the east and southeast.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c "Profile Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township" April 2009, Myanmar Management Information Unit (MIMU)
  2. ^ a b "Dagon Seikkan Township". Yangon City Development Committee. http://www.yangoncity.com.mm/maps/townships_pro.asp?tname=dagon%28seikkan%29. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  3. ^ "Nationality Youths Resource Development Degree College (Yangon)" from The New Light of Myanmar 6 July 2005, last accessed 30 December 2010
  4. ^ "Dagon Bridge inaugurated in Dagon Myothit Seikkan Township". The New Light of Myanmar. 2007-10-28. http://www.myanmargeneva.org/07nlm/n071028.htm. 

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