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MYAUNGMYA

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 103 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MYAUNGMYA, a district in the Irrawaddy division of lower Burma, formed in 1803 out of a portion of Bassein district, and reconstituted in 1903. It has an area of 2663 sq. m., and a population (1901) of 278,119, showing an increase of 49% in the decade and a density of 104 inhabitants to the square mile. Among the population were about 12,800 Christians, mostly Karens. The district is a deltaic tract, bordering south on the { sea and traversed by many tidal creeks. Rice cultivation and fishing occupy practically all the inhabitants of the district. The town of Myaungmya had 4711 inhabitants in 1901.
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