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.
Southern subdivision and township of Kyaukse District, Upper Burma, lying between 21° 12' and 21° ji}) N. and 95° 57' and 96° 25' E., with an area of 277 square miles. The i)opulation was 43,645 in 1891, and 56,752 in 1901, distributed in 310 villages. The head-quarters are at Myittha (population, 3,023), on the railway 12 miles south of Kyaukse town. 'I'he railway runs north and south through the centre of the township, the portion to the east, drained by the Panlaung river, being a fiat plain bounded by the Shan plateau, with a scanty rainfall, but a good supply of irrigation canals ; while the western portion, once the Dayegaung township, is watered by the Samon river and the Sama canal. In 1903-4 the township con- tained 104 square miles under cultivation, of which 75 square miles were irrigated, and the land revenue and thathameda amounted to Rs. 3,24,000.