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.
Central township of Kyaukse District, Upper Burma, lying between 21° 25' and 21° 41' N. and 96° 2' and 96° 2\' E., with an area of 172 square miles. The population was 45)733 i" 1891, and 44,378 in 1901, so that it is one of the most thickly populated townships in the Province. It contains one town, Kyaukse (population, 5,420), the head-quarters of the District and township; and 231 villages. The township is an extensive plain, walled in by the Shan plateau on the east, and is well irrigated by canals taking off from the Zawgyi river. In 1903-4 the area cultivated was 105 square miles, of which 82 square miles were irrigated, and the land revenue and thathameda amounted to Rs. 3,34,000.