A hilly tract in the north-east of the Mongmit State, at present administered by a civil officer under the control of the Deputy- Commissioner as a township of the Ruby Mines District, Upper Burma. It lies between 23 degree 5' and 23 degree 49' N. and 96 degree 49' and 97 degree 38" E., with an area of 760 square miles. It is a mass of hills rising in places to a height of 7,000 feet above the sea ; but though the country is rugged, communications are fairly good, for there are usually mule-tracks con- necting the villages. At one time Kodaung was entirely populated by Palaungs ; but the Kachins began to oust these hill people about a hundred years ago, and of the total population (22,127) m I 9° I na h° were Kachins and half Palaungs. There are 303 villages, the head- quarters being at Molo, on the Shweli. The law in force is that of the Kachin Hill Tribes Regulation, 1895.
This article has been extracted from
THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA , 1908.
OXFORD, AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.
Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts. Some units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.