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Pakokku (Burmese: ပခုက္ကူမြို့, [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.Pakokku Bridge is part of the India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway and is the longest bridge in Myanmar.It is home of the Pakokku airport.
|• Burmese||pa.hkukku mrui.|
|Time zone||UTC+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.
|Climate data for Pakokku (1981–2010)|
|Average high °C (°F)||29.1
|Average low °C (°F)||13.2
|Average rainfall mm (inches)||0.9
|Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute|
Pakokku's strategic location in Central Burma makes it an important hub for transport of people and goods. The city is connected to other parts of the country and to China,Thailand and India by multiple modes of transportation.
The Ayeyarwady River remains an important arterial route for transporting goods such as farm produce including rice, beans and pulses, cooking oil, pottery, bamboo and teak. Pakokku port is an one of the most important port and third largest port in Myanmar(Burma) after Yangon port and Mandalay port. Pakokku port is a major port of Magway Region.
Pakokku Railway Station is the terminus of Myanmar Railways's main rail line from Yangon and the starting point of branch lines to Pyin U Lwin (Maymyo), Monywa, Mandalay, Kalay, Gangaw, and to the south, Bagan, Minbu, Thayet, Pye[disambiguation needed] and Kyangin.
Pakokku does not have an intra-city metro rail system.
Pakokku is a part of Burma's road network. The highway network includes roads towards:
- Upper Burma and China—
- Western Burma and India—
- Lower Burma and Thailand—
List of universities and colleges in PakokkuEdit
- Pakokku Education College
- Pakokku University
- Computer University, Pakokku
- Technological University, Pakokku
- Nursing University, Pakokku
- East Pali University of Buddhism, Pakokku(Maha Vijara Rama)
- Middle Pali University of Buddhism, Pakokku (Maha Visuta Rama)
- West Pali University of Buddhism, Pakokku (Mandalay tike)
- Pakokku General Hospital
- Pakokku Traditional Medicine Hospital
- Pakokku Women’s and Children’s Hospital
- Pakokku Sangha Hospital
- Census Report. The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. 2. Naypyitaw: Ministry of Immigration and Population. May 2015.
- "Myanmar Climate Report" (PDF). Norwegian Meteorological Institute. pp. 23–36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
- Division 10 Pakokku
- Thiha Aung (13 February 2005). "Mandalay Division marching to new golden land of unity and amity". New Light of Myanmar.
- "Asian Highway in Myanmar" (PDF). unescap.org. Retrieved 12 January 2009.
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