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Pakokku (Burmese: ပခုက္ကူ, [pəkʰoʊʔkù]) is a largest city in the Magway Region in Myanmar, also known as Burma. It is situated about 30 km north-east of Bagan on the Irrawaddy River. It is the administration seat of Pakokku Township , Pakokku District and Gangaw District.It is home of the Pakokku international airport.

Pakokku

ပခုက္ကူ
City
Pakokku .jpg
Pakokku is located in Myanmar
Pakokku
Pakokku
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 21°20′N 95°05′E / 21.333°N 95.083°E / 21.333; 95.083Coordinates: 21°20′N 95°05′E / 21.333°N 95.083°E / 21.333; 95.083
Country Myanmar
Region Magway Region
DistrictPakokku District
TownshipPakokku Township
Population
 (2014)
 • City322,795
 • Urban
230,300
 • Metro
92,495
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

The city is the location of Computer University, Pakokku, Pakokku Education College, Technological University, Pakokku, and Pakokku University. Thiho Shin Pagoda(The Lord of Sri Lanka Pagoda), Shwe Ku Pagoda, Shwe Mothtaw Pagoda,Shwe Tant Tit,and Phaung Taw Oo Pagoda are famous pagodas which locate at Pakokku. Irrawaddy Bridge (Pakokku) is the longest bridge in Myanmar. Pakokku is also the largest city in Magway region but capital city of Magway region is Magway.During British occupation,Pakokku was a capital city of Pakokku Hill Tracts Districts (including Pakokku District, Chin State, Gangaw District, Naga Self-Administered Zone, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya).When Myanmar(Burma) was independence in 1948,Pakokku Hill Tracts Districts was divided into two sections.Pakokku District, Gangaw District, Naga Self-Administered Zone and Chin State became a Parts of Myanmar(Burma) and Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya became a parts of India.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Pakokku (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.1
(84.4)
32.3
(90.1)
36.4
(97.5)
39.0
(102.2)
37.5
(99.5)
35.3
(95.5)
34.9
(94.8)
33.9
(93.0)
33.5
(92.3)
32.7
(90.9)
30.6
(87.1)
28.7
(83.7)
33.7
(92.7)
Average low °C (°F) 13.2
(55.8)
14.7
(58.5)
18.6
(65.5)
22.1
(71.8)
24.2
(75.6)
23.6
(74.5)
23.8
(74.8)
23.5
(74.3)
23.0
(73.4)
21.6
(70.9)
18.1
(64.6)
15.1
(59.2)
20.1
(68.2)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.9
(0.04)
0.3
(0.01)
3.9
(0.15)
11.1
(0.44)
88.2
(3.47)
89.7
(3.53)
38.2
(1.50)
90.6
(3.57)
117.8
(4.64)
132.0
(5.20)
29.6
(1.17)
4.0
(0.16)
606.3
(23.87)
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Myanmar Climate Report" (PDF). Norwegian Meteorological Institute. pp. 23–36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.