Kaingthaung Island

Kaingthaung Island is an island in Myanmar. It is located in the Ayeyarwady Region, in the south-central part of the country, 500 km south of the capital Naypyidaw. The area is 11.4 square kilometers.[1]

Kaingthaung Island
Kaingthaung Island is located in Myanmar
Kaingthaung Island
Kaingthaung Island
Geography
LocationAndaman Sea, Myanmar
Coordinates15°43′48″N 95°02′38″E / 15.73°N 95.04375°E / 15.73; 95.04375Coordinates: 15°43′48″N 95°02′38″E / 15.73°N 95.04375°E / 15.73; 95.04375
Area11.4 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Administration
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There is a major settlement on the northeastern part of the island, and several smaller ones on the rest. There is a pagoda by the island, which received damage during the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake.[2] There have also recently been issues with rising sea levels submerging the island and threatening its residents.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GeoNames.org". www.geonames.org. Retrieved 2020-12-18.
  2. ^ Satake, Kenji; Aung, Than Tin; Sawai, Yuki; Okamura, Yukinobu; Win, Kyaw Soe; Swe, Win; Swe, Chit; Swe, Tint Lwin; Tun, Soe Thura; Soe, Maung Maung; Oo, Thant Zin (February 2006). "Tsunami heights and damage along the Myanmar coast from the December 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake". Earth, Planets and Space. 58 (2): 243–252. doi:10.1186/BF03353384. ISSN 1880-5981.
  3. ^ "REFORESTATION OFFERS HOPE FOR MYANMAR'S SINKING ISLAND | RADIO FREE ASIA (RFA)". Radio Free Asia. February 6, 2020. Retrieved 2020-12-18.