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.
River of Burma, which rises in the Chin Hills in the Yahow country, and is there known as the Boinu. Its course at first is southwards, then northwards. Bending westwards, it passes through a portion of the Lushai Hills, and then turning south again, enters Northern Arakan at its northern end, and flows down the western side of the District, past Paletwa, the head-quarters, which lies on its western bank. Farther south it enters Akyab District and, continuing in a southerly direction, empties itself after a course of nearly 300 miles into the Bay of Bengal at Akyab, where its estuary is 6 miles in breadth. It is a picturesque river, navigable for steam traffic as high as Paletwa, nearly 100 miles from the sea. Its principal tributaries are the Dalet, Palet, Mi, and Pi.