Kawthaung (Myanmar)

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Region
Asia

Local Time
23:08 24 Nov 2017

Coordinates
9.98364 N, 98.55150 E

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Kawthaung is a Kyan River cruise port located in the southernmost part of Myanmar, in Tanintharyi Region. During Burma's British rule between 1824-1948, Kawthaung was popular as Victoria Point.

  • Kawthaung lies at the mouth of Kyan River on Malay Peninsula. The Thai border town Ranong is to its east. To the west and south-west, Andaman Sea opens up to Indian Ocean and Bokpyin Township is situated to the north. Most of area's terrain is mountainous.
  • Kawthaung features a tropical monsoon climate and temperatures are quite hot throughout the year. There is a a summer wet season (from April until November) and winter dry season (from December until March). 
  • The majority of the population is made up of Thai, Bamar and other ethnic minorities like Mon, Shan and Karen. Some Thai Muslims, along with Malays and Salone Sea Gypsies can also be found. Burmese Indians and Burmese Chinese, who migrated to Kawthaung at the time of colonial rule for tin mining also inhabit the town. 
  • The most common spoken language in Kawthaung is Burmese, followed by Thai, Southern Thai, Shan, Moken and Karen. 
  • The main agriculture products include rubber, cashew nut, betel nut, coconut and oil palm. Wood log and mining industries which flourished in the past have dried out.
  • Despite the fact that Kawthaung features a large port, fishing industry is not as developed as in the past because of government restriction on fishing vessels: engines are restricted to 28 hp.
  • Kawthaung's tourism is bound to play an important role for the economy in the future as the government of Myanmar is gradually lifting immigration and travel restrictions in the area. 

 

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