Hlegu Township

Hlegu Township (Burmese: လှည်းကူး မြို့နယ်, pronounced [l̥ɛ́ɡú mjo̰nɛ̀]) is a township of Yangon Burma, Burma (Myanmar). It is northeast of the city Yangon and is largely rural.

Hlegu Township
လှည်းကူး မြို့နယ်
Hlegu Township
Hlegu Township is located in Myanmar
Hlegu Township
Hlegu Township
Coordinates: 17°14′0″N 96°14′0″E / 17.23333°N 96.23333°E / 17.23333; 96.23333Coordinates: 17°14′0″N 96°14′0″E / 17.23333°N 96.23333°E / 17.23333; 96.23333
CountryBurma (Myanmar)
Administrative seatHlegu
Time zoneUTC6:30 (MST)
Area code(s)1

The township's Paunglin Dam and Ngamoeyeik Reservoir supply water to over 28,300 hectares (70,000 acres) of farmland between Hlegu and Mingaladon, and nearly 340 million liters (90 million gallons) of water a day to the people living in Yangon.[1]

The new Yangon-Naypyidaw Highway cuts through the township.[2]


Hlegu township shares borders with Hmawbi Township and Taikkyi Township in the west, Bago Township of Bago Region in the north and east, North Okkalapa Township, North Dagon Township and East Dagon Township in the south.[3]


  1. ^ "Paunglin Dam opened". The New Light of Myanmar. 2004-03-23. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  2. ^ "Myanmar strives for improving transport link with new capital". Xinhua News. 2009-03-08.
  3. ^ "Myanmar States/Divisions and Townships Overview Map" (PDF). Yangon: Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU). December 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-03.

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