Pyinmana (Burmese: ပျဉ်းမနားမြို့; MLCTS: Khit _Sem, IPA: [pjɪ̀ɰ̃məná mjo̰]; population: 100,000 (2006 estimate)) is a logging town and sugarcane refinery center in the Naypyidaw Union Territory of Myanmar. The administrative capital of Myanmar was officially moved to a militarized greenfield site (which the leader, Than Shwe, dubbed Naypyidaw, or Royal City) two miles (3.2 km) west of Pyinmana on November 6, 2005. As of 2014, the city has an urban population of 72,010.[1]

Pyinmana
ပျဉ်းမနားမြို့
Town
Pyinmana is located in Myanmar
Pyinmana
Pyinmana
Location of Pyinmana, Myanmar (Burma)
Coordinates: 19°45′N 96°12′E / 19.750°N 96.200°E / 19.750; 96.200
Country Myanmar
DivisionNaypyidaw Union Territory
Population
 (2006 est.)
 • Total100,001
 • Ethnicities
Bamar Burmese Indians Kayin
 • Religions
Theravada Buddhism Islam
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

During World War II, Pyinmana was the base of the Burma Independence Army (later renamed and reorganized into the Burma Defence Army by the Japanese).[2]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Pyinmana (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.5
(88.7)
34.4
(93.9)
37.2
(99.0)
38.7
(101.7)
36.0
(96.8)
32.4
(90.3)
31.4
(88.5)
31.3
(88.3)
32.5
(90.5)
33.2
(91.8)
31.8
(89.2)
30.5
(86.9)
33.4
(92.1)
Average low °C (°F) 14.6
(58.3)
16.4
(61.5)
20.4
(68.7)
24.3
(75.7)
24.9
(76.8)
24.3
(75.7)
24.0
(75.2)
23.9
(75.0)
23.9
(75.0)
23.3
(73.9)
20.2
(68.4)
16.0
(60.8)
21.3
(70.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 2.2
(0.09)
5.0
(0.20)
3.9
(0.15)
36.3
(1.43)
156.5
(6.16)
209.1
(8.23)
227.7
(8.96)
263.0
(10.35)
177.0
(6.97)
167.0
(6.57)
50.4
(1.98)
4.8
(0.19)
1,302.9
(51.30)
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[3]

Notable residentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pyinmana (Township, Myanmar) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2021-04-03.
  2. ^ McGirk, Jan (November 8, 2005). Burma's rulers take the road to Mandalay[dead link]. The Independent.
  3. ^ "Myanmar Climate Report" (PDF). Norwegian Meteorological Institute. pp. 23–36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.

Coordinates: 19°45′N 96°12′E / 19.750°N 96.200°E / 19.750; 96.200