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Sittwe

(sĭt`wē) or

Akyab

(ăk yăb`), city (1983 pop. 107,607), capital of Rakhine StateRakhine State
, formerly Arakan
, state (1983 pop. 2,045,891), 14,194 sq mi (36,762 sq km), W Myanmar, extending along the Bay of Bengal. It lies at the foot of the Arakan Mts., which rises to 10,016 ft (3,053 m) at Mt. Victoria. The capital is Sittwe.
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, W Myanmar, at the mouth of the Kaladan River and on the Bay of Bengal. It is an important port and rice-milling center. Originally a small fishing village, it became a port for the export of rice after the British occupied it in 1826.

Sittwe

 

(also Akyab), a city in Burma and a port on the Bay of Bengal, at the mouth of the Kaladan River. Capital of Ara-kan (Yakhaing) District. Population, 43,000 (1963). Local industries include the hulling of rice, which is exported, lumber processing, and the production of matches. Petroleum is extracted on the islands south of Sittwe. [23–1431–]

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Yangon [Myanmar], Feb 24 ( ANI ): A series of four bomb explosions occurred on Saturday in Sittwe, capital of Myanmar's western Rakhine state.
Sittwe is the capital of Myanmar's violence-torn Rakhine where Rohingya insurgent attacks last year sparked a massive military response that pushed 688,000 Rohingya across the border into Bangladesh.
Sittwe University, which used to enroll hundreds of Muslim students, now only teaches around 30 Rohingya, all of whom are in a distance-learning program.
KUALA LAMPUR -- Myanmar authorities tighten security in the state capital of Sittwe as the end of a ceasefire with the opposition approaches.
But from the moment when she solemnly assured the world that she had seen nothing in Sittwe, that nothing had happened in the rest of Rakhine State, and that the string of alarming reports to the contrary was just the 'tip of an iceberg of disinformation,' her Nobel Prize became an alibi.
On Friday, the villages of Ah Htet Nan Yar and Auk Nan Yar, some 65 km (40 miles) north of Sittwe, capital of Rakhine state, were also burned along with four to six other settlements.
KSRelief has also embarked on the distribution of iftar meals in the town of Sittwe in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
The development of the Chittagong port in Bangladesh and the deepwater Sittwe port in Myanmar are also part of the economic diplomacy that will make it easier to supply petroleum products to India's northeastern states through the two neighbouring countries.
Aung Mingalar is a Muslim neighborhood in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State in western Myanmar.
The crowd soon followed the convoy into town, where Annan will deliver a speech and meet with members of both the Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine communities during his two-day visit in the state capital Sittwe.
Despite having been arrested for his role in the communal violence of 2012, he stood successfully for a parliamentary seat in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State in the November 2015 general elections.
com)-- The Sittwe Wind Farm Project aims to build a turbine wind farm off the western coast of energy challenged Myanmar near the city of Sittwe.