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.
Coast township in Amherst District, Lower Burma (formerly known as Wagaru), lying between 15° 37' and 16° 5' N. and 97° T^i' and 97° 56' E., south of the Mudon and north of the Yelamaing township, bounded by the Taungnyo hills and the sea, with an area of 928 square miles. The population was 12,988 in 1891, and 15,676 in 1 90 1, distributed in 86 villages, Kyaikkami or Amherst (population, 1,373) being the head-quarters. This village, situated on a bend of the sea-coast in the extreme north-western corner of the township, 30 miles south of Moulmein, was the District head-quarters for a short time after the first Burmese War, but is now of little im- portance except as a bathing resort and a pilot station. The density of population (only 17 persons per square mile) is low. The area cultivated has more than doubled in ten years, and in 1903-4 was 33 square miles, paying Rs. 27,600 land revenue.