An extinct volcano, situated in 20degree 56' N. and 95degree 16' E., towards the south of Myingyan District, Upper Burma, 4,961 feet above the sea. It is an isolated hill mass rising up from undulating sandy country, and has acquired a more than local notoriety as the reputed abode of certain powerful nats or spirits. Popa is more or less conical in shape ; its summit is bare, but its lower slopes are covered partly with thick jungle and partly with garden land, which receives a liberal rainfall and bears excellent crops. The crater at its summit is about a mile across, and forms a punch-bowl 2,000 feet in depth. A Government bungalow has been built near the summit, but no regular use has as yet been made of the hill as a sanitarium.
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.