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.
Karen township of Toungoo District, Lower Burma, lying between 18° 53' and 19° 29' N. and 96° 22' and 97° 2' E., with an area of 1,006 square miles. It is mountainous throughout, and well watered, the greater part of the cultivation being taunga (shifting). The population was 10,616 in 1891, and 18,675 ""^ 'i^^ox (mostly Karen Christians), distributed in 181 villages, Leiktho (population, 275) being the head-quarters. Only 1,100 acres were cultivated (apart from fami- gyas) in 1903-4, and the land revenue was Rs. 1,000.