Magway, Myanmar

Magway (Burmese: မကွေးမြို့; MLCTS: ma. kwe: mrui., pronounced [məɡwé mjo̰]) is the capital city of Magway Region (formerly Magway Division) of Myanmar, and situated on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. The Myathalun Pagoda, the beauty of Magway, located at the north of the city, is the landmark of Magway. Magway Region is famous for the cultivation of sesame and many kinds of nuts. It is also the second largest city of Magway Region and it is home to Magway Airport.

Magway
မကွေး
Magwe
City
Magway.JPG
Magway is located in Myanmar
Magway
Magway
Location in Myanmar
Coordinates: 20°09′N 94°57′E / 20.150°N 94.950°E / 20.150; 94.950Coordinates: 20°09′N 94°57′E / 20.150°N 94.950°E / 20.150; 94.950
Country Myanmar
Region Magway Region
Population
 (2014)
 • City289,247[1]
 • Urban
66,772
 • Metro
222,475
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

HistoryEdit

During British Occupation, Magway was a township of Minbu Division (or) Minbu province. Minbu Region was established with 3 districts. They are Minbu District, Thayet District and Yenangyaung District. Magway was a township of Yenangyaung District until 1974.

On 2 March 1962, the military led by General Ne Win took control of Burma through a coup d'état, and the government has been under direct or indirect control by the military. A new constitution of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma was adopted in 1974.

By 1974, the name of Minbu region was changed to Magway Region and Yenangyaung District was abolished. Magway District was established with 6 townships. The Capital city was changed to Magway from Yenangyaung. In 1974, the urban population of Magway was 7,896.

Notable PlacesEdit

ClimateEdit

Magway has a tropical wet and dry climate (Aw) bordering on a hot semi-arid climate (BSh) under the Köppen climate classification.

Climate data for Magway, Myanmar (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.7
(87.3)
34.5
(94.1)
38.6
(101.5)
40.9
(105.6)
38.3
(100.9)
34.2
(93.6)
33.4
(92.1)
33.1
(91.6)
33.7
(92.7)
33.7
(92.7)
31.5
(88.7)
29.8
(85.6)
34.4
(93.9)
Average low °C (°F) 11.4
(52.5)
13.7
(56.7)
18.0
(64.4)
22.4
(72.3)
24.0
(75.2)
23.2
(73.8)
23.1
(73.6)
23.0
(73.4)
22.7
(72.9)
21.9
(71.4)
18.3
(64.9)
13.8
(56.8)
19.6
(67.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 1.4
(0.06)
2.4
(0.09)
5.0
(0.20)
18.9
(0.74)
105.4
(4.15)
141.0
(5.55)
100.2
(3.94)
132.0
(5.20)
163.8
(6.45)
132.3
(5.21)
51.1
(2.01)
6.2
(0.24)
859.7
(33.85)
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[2]

EducationEdit

List of universities and colleges in MagwayEdit

SportsEdit

 
Teaching Hospital of the University of Medicine (Magway)

The 3,000-seat Magway Stadium is a multi-use stadium and used mostly for football matches. The stadium is the home ground of Magway F.C, a Myanmar National League (MNL) football club. But, Magway FC was abolished in 2020,October.

Health careEdit

Public HospitalsEdit

Future PlansEdit

  • Magwe Inland port development project in Irrawaddy River
  • A new Cinema
  • Upgrading Magwe Airport
  • Kantha Lake upgrading

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Census Report. The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. Vol. 2. Naypyitaw: Ministry of Immigration and Population. May 2015.
  2. ^ "Myanmar Climate Report" (PDF). Norwegian Meteorological Institute. pp. 23–36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  3. ^ [www.crystal-image.biz], Crystal Image Co.,Ltd. "University of Medicine, Magway". www.ummg.gov.mm. Retrieved 2017-10-13.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Magway at Wikimedia Commons