|• Karen||k'nyaw kawseh|
|• Burmese||ka.rang pranynai|
Location of Kayin State in Myanmar
|• Chief Minister||Saw Myint Oo|
|• Cabinet||Kayin State Government|
|• Total||30,382.8 km2 (11,730.9 sq mi)|
|2,623 m (8,606 ft)|
|• Density||52/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicities||Karen (majority), Padaung, Bamar, Shan, Pa-O, Mon, Rakhine, Burmese-Thai|
|Time zone||UTC+06:30 (MMT)|
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Kayin State (Eastern Pwo: ဖၠုံခါန်ႋကၞင့်; S'gaw Karen: ကညီကီၢ်စဲၣ်, pronounced [kɲɔkɔshæ], Burmese: ကရင်ပြည်နယ်, pronounced: [kəjɪ̀ɴ pjìnɛ̀]), also known by its former name Karen State, is a state of Myanmar. The capital city is Hpa-An, also spelled Pa-An.
Government[change | change source]
The government of Kayin State is split into three branches: an executive (Kayin State Government), a legislative (Kayin State Hluttaw), and a judicial (Kayin State High Court).
Administrative divisions[change | change source]
Karen State has one city and nine towns. It has four districts, seven townships and 4092 villages.
Districts[change | change source]
- Hpa-an District
- Myawaddy District
- Kawkareik District
- Hpapun District
- Kyondoe District
Townships[change | change source]
- Hpa-an Township
- Hlaingbwe Township
- Hpapun Township
- Thandaunggyi Township
- Myawaddy Township
- Kawkareik Township
- Kyainseikgyi Township
Cities and towns[change | change source]
Villages and hamlets[change | change source]
Kayin State is very mountainous so the villages are very small. Lots of Kayin State's population is across the countryside in hundreds of villages.
Population[change | change source]
|Source: 2014 Myanmar Census|
Since the 1973 Census, the population of Karen State has increased from 858,429 to 1,055,359 in the 1983 census and 1,574,079 in the census of 2014.
Transport[change | change source]
Karen State has two airports, Hpapun Airport and Hpa-An Airport, but they aren't open to the public currently.
References[change | change source]
- Census Report. The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. 2. Naypyitaw: Ministry of Immigration and Population. May 2015. p. 17.
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
- The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census: Kayin State. Nay Pyi Taw: Ministry of Immigration and Population. 2015. p. 11.