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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.

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Starting on January 5, several discussions will be held throughout the month with civil society, NGOs, private sector and government officials in Myitkyina, Dawei, Bago, Hpa An, Taunggyi, Yangon, and Nay Pyi Taw.
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Born on January 8, 1933 at Myitkyina in erstwhile Burma (now Myanmar), Supriya Chowdhury (nee Banerjee) took the screen name Supriya Devi to emerge as one of the leading figures of the golden era of Bengali cinema that saw her straddle the celluloid space with great aplomb alongside the late Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen.
Born in Myitkyina in the mountainous Kachin State, he belongs to an ethnic minority known as the Kachin.
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He then rallies his troops once more for a journey behind Japanese lines to Myitkyina 1962
These two teachers were sent from Myitkyina by the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) as volunteer missionaries to teach about God's love to the people in Northern Burma along the Shweli River and the Kachin State-Shan State border.
In sections on socio-political undercurrents; sturm, drang, and panic; and residues of hurt, he discusses such matters as politics unprepared for everything, the Indian question, mass transportation, Myitkyina and seven days that shook a world, those who did not get away, and humiliation and tragedy.
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