Myitkyina

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Myitkyina

(myĭt`chĭnä), city (1983 pop. 56,427), capital of Kachin StateKachin State
, state (1983 pop. 903,982), 33,903 sq mi (87,809 sq km), extreme N Myanmar. It is a mountainous region bounded on the NW by India and on the N and E by China and traversed by tributaries of the Ayeyarwady River. Myitkyina, the capital, and Bhamo are the chief towns.
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, N Myanmar, on the Ayeyarwady River. A leading town of N Myanmar, it is a trade center (including teak and jade), the extreme northern terminus of a railroad line from Yangon, and formerly an important town on the Ledo Road. In World War II its capture (Aug., 1944) by Allied troops after a siege of 78 days marked an important stage in the liberation of Myanmar from the Japanese.

Myitkyina

 

a city in northern Burma, on the Irrawaddy River. Administrative center of the national district of Kachin. Population, 35,000 (1963). It is the terminus of the railroad from Rangoon. Floating of teak and sawmilling are important industries. Deposits of precious stones are located near Myitkyina.