The Naypyitaw Union Territory (Burmese: ပြည်ထောင်စုနယ်မြေ နေပြည်တော်), also called Naypyitaw Council Territory (နေပြည်တော်ကောင်စီနယ်မြေ) (Naypyitaw also spelled Nay Pyi Taw, Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Daw) is an administrative division in central Myanmar (Burma). It contains Naypyidaw, the capital city of Myanmar.
Naypyitaw Union Territory / Naypyitaw Council Territory
ပြည်ထောင်စုနယ်မြေ နေပြည်တော် / နေပြည်တော်ကောင်စီနယ်မြေ
|• Body||Naypyidaw Development Committee|
|• Mayor and Chairperson of the Naypyidaw Council||Myo Aung|
|• Total||7,054 km2 (2,724 sq mi)|
|• Density||160/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|The metro area population of Naypyidaw is 683,000|
|Time zone||UTC+6:30 (MMT)|
15011 to 15033
|Area code(s)||2 (mobile: 69, 90)|
Administrative divisions edit
The Naypyidaw Union Territory consists of the following districts and townships:
- Ottara District (also known as North Naypyidaw)
- Dekkhina District (also known as South Naypyidaw)
Naypyidaw Union Territory is under the direct administration of the President. Day-to-day functions are carried out on the President's behalf by the Naypyidaw Council led by a Chairperson. The Chairperson and members of the Naypyidaw Council are appointed by the President and include both civilians and Armed Forces representatives.
On 30 March 2011, President Thein Sein appointed Thein Nyunt as chairman of the Naypyidaw Council, along with 9 chair members: Than Htay, Colonel Myint Aung Than, Kan Chun, Paing Soe, Saw Hla, Myint Swe, Myint Shwe and Myo Nyunt.
|Source: 2014 Myanmar Census|
The 2014 Myanmar Census reported that Naypyidaw Union Territory had a population of 1,160,242. The population density was 164.4 people per km2. The census reported that the median age was 26.8 years, and 95 males per 100 females. There were 262,253 households; the mean household size was 4.1.
According to the 2014 Myanmar Census, Buddhists make up 96.8% of Naypyidaw Union Territory's population, forming the largest religious community there. Minority religious communities include Christians (1.1%), Muslims (2.1%), and Hindus (0%) who collectively comprise the remainder of Naypyidaw Union Territory's population.
According to the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee’s 2016 statistics, 10,956 Buddhist monks were registered in Naypyidaw Union Territory, comprising 2% of Myanmar's total Sangha membership, which includes both novice samanera and fully-ordained bhikkhu. The majority of monks belong to the Thudhamma Nikaya (98.2%), followed by Shwegyin Nikaya (1.8%), with the remainder of monks belonging to other small monastic orders. 923 thilashin were registered in Naypyidaw Union Territory, comprising 1.5% of Myanmar's total thilashin community.
- Census Report. The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. Vol. 2. Naypyitaw: Ministry of Immigration and Population. May 2015. p. 17.
-  Archived November 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- "Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 April 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
- Thein Sein (31 March 2011). "Notification No. 7/2011: Formation of Nay Pyi Taw Council" (PDF). New Light of Myanmar. p. 15. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
- "Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory Report" (PDF). 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. May 2015.
- The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census Census Report Volume 2-C (PDF). Department of Population Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population. July 2016. pp. 12–15.
- "The Account of Wazo Monks and Nuns in 1377 (2016 year)". State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee. 2016. Retrieved 2021-01-19.