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.
Western township of Tavoy District, Lower Burma, lying between 13° 31' and 14° 13' N. and 98° 5' and 98° 14' E., with an area of 355 square miles. It consists of a narrow strip of country, covered with low hills running north and south between the sea and the lower reaches of the Tavoy river. The population was 27,209 in 1891, and 33,187 in 1901, distributed over 112 villages. The density in the latter year was 99 persons per square mile. The population is almost wholly Burman. The head-quarters are at Launglon, a village of 1,461 inhabitants, situated about 8 miles south-west of Tavoy town. Maungmagan, a village on the coast north-west of Tavoy, is resorted to for sea-bathing by the residents. It has a fine sandy beach and picturesque surroundings. The area cultivated in 1903-4 was 70 square miles, paying Rs. 88,000 land revenue.