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.
South-western township of Magwe District, Upper Burma, lying along the Irrawaddy, between 19° 43' and 20° 8' N. and 95° i" and 95° 28' E., with an area of 447 square miles. The soil consists mainly of mdaing, a dry sandy earth on which sesamum and millets are the only crops. The population was 24,354 in 1891, and 26,029 in 1901, distributed in loi villages, Myingun (population, 1,342), on the Irrawaddy south of Magwe, being the head-quarters. The area cultivated in 1903-4 was 10 1 square miles, and the land revenue and thathameda amounted to Rs. 69,000.