Okpho (Burmese: အုတ်ဖို; also spelt Okpo) is a small town and seat of Okpho Township, Tharrawaddy District, in the Bago Region of southern-central Myanmar. It lies south of Gyobingauk and north of Minhla. It contains a hospital, a pagoda, and an open ground in the town centre.[2][3] It is located 177 kilometres (110 mi) north of Yangon.[4] The Okpho Railway Station is operated by Myanmar Railways and the town also contains a police station.[4]

Okpho

အုတ်ဖို

Okpo
Town
Okpho is located in Myanmar
Okpho
Okpho
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 18°7′N 95°40′E / 18.117°N 95.667°E / 18.117; 95.667Coordinates: 18°7′N 95°40′E / 18.117°N 95.667°E / 18.117; 95.667
Country Myanmar
Region Bago Region
DistrictTharrawaddy District
TownshipOkpho Township
Population
 (2014)Urban
 • Total11,525[1]
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

Father J.B Bringaud was reported to have been in the area 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Okpho in November 1862.[5]

The population of Okpho's urban area is 11,525 as of 2014, while Okpho Township's population is 126,662.[1]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Census Report (PDF). 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. Okpo: Department of Population Ministry of Immigration and Population. May 2018.
  2. ^ Google Maps (Map). Google. |access-date= requires |url= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Bing Maps (Map). Microsoft and Harris Corporation Earthstar Geographics LLC. |access-date= requires |url= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b U Khin Win (1991). A century of rice improvement in Burma. Rice Res. Inst. p. 110. ISBN 971-22-0024-8.
  5. ^ W. S. Morrison (1963). Henzada District. Superintendent, Govt. Print. and Stationery.

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