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The Naga Self-Administered Zone (Burmese: နာဂကိုယ်ပိုင်အုပ်ချုပ်ခွင့်ရဒေသ [nàɡa̰ kòbàɪɴ ʔoʊʔtɕʰoʊʔ kʰwɪ̰ɴja̰ dèθa̰]), as stipulated by the 2008 Constitution of Myanmar,[2] is a self-administered zone consisting of three townships in the Sagaing Region:[3] Lahe Township, Leshi Township, and Nanyun Township. Those three townships were administratively part of Hkamti District prior to the creation of the Naga Self-Administered Zone.[3]

Naga Self-Administered Zone

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Country Myanmar
RegionSagaing Region
No. of Townships3
 • Total62,766
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MMT)

Its official name was announced by decree on 20 August 2010.[4][5] The zone is to be self-administered by the Naga people. Its administrative seat is the town of Lahe.[5]

In August 2016, an outbreak of measles caused the deaths of 44 children.[6][7] The outbreak may have been caused by a lack of measles vaccinations due to poor health infrastructure.[8] The Naga people in Myanmar are mainly Christian like their brethren in India, but one-third of them practice Theravada Buddhism.[9]


  1. ^ Sagaing Region. The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. 3-E. Naypyitaw: Ministry of Immigration and Population. May 2015. p. 17.
  2. ^ "Online Burma Library > Main Library > Law and Constitution > Constitutional and parliamentary processes > National constitutions, draft constitutions, amendments and announcements (texts)". Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b ပြည်ထောင်စုသမ္မတမြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် ဖွဲ့စည်းပုံအခြေခံဥပဒေ (၂၀၀၈ ခုနှစ်) (in Burmese). 2008. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ "တိုင်းခုနစ်တိုင်းကို တိုင်းဒေသကြီးများအဖြစ် လည်းကောင်း၊ ကိုယ်ပိုင်အုပ်ချုပ်ခွင့်ရ တိုင်းနှင့် ကိုယ်ပိုင်အုပ်ချုပ်ခွင့်ရ ဒေသများ ရုံးစိုက်ရာ မြို့များကို လည်းကောင်း ပြည်ထောင်စုနယ်မြေတွင် ခရိုင်နှင့်မြို့နယ်များကို လည်းကောင်း သတ်မှတ်ကြေညာ". Weekly Eleven News (in Burmese). 20 August 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  5. ^ a b Xinhua Staff (21 August 2010) "Myanmar re-designates areas under new constitution ahead of election" People's Daily Online, last accessed 5 October 2010
  6. ^ "Measles death toll reaches 44 in Naga | Eleven Myanmar". Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  7. ^ "WHO doctors in Myanmar's Naga areas identify 'mystery disease' – Eastern Mirror". Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Myanmar (02): (SA) fatal, measles conf". (Archive Number: 20160806.4398118). International Society for Infectious Diseases. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  9. ^ "The Naga tribes of Myanmar - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 10 August 2016.

Coordinates: 26°19′46″N 95°26′41″E / 26.32944°N 95.44472°E / 26.32944; 95.44472