Tanintharyi

Tanintharyi

(tăn'ĭntär`yē), formerly

Tenasserim

(tĕnăs`ərĭm), region (1983 pop. 917,628), 21,297 sq mi (55,159 sq km), extreme S Myanmar. Dawei (Tavoy), the capital, and Myeik (Mergui) are the chief towns. A narrow strip of coast between Thailand on the east and the Andaman Sea on the west, Tanintharyi extends south for c.400 mi (650 km) from Mon State to the Isthmus of Kra and includes many offshore islands. The rainfall is heavy (about 200 in./508 cm a year); rice, vegetables, coconuts, and rubber are grown. Tin and tungsten are extracted, and teak is cut. The people speak a distinct dialect of Burmese, and their culture shows many Thai and Malay influences. Tanintharyi was long subject in turn to Siam and Myanmar, but remained in Burmese hands when the long wars of the Thai and Burmese ended late in the 18th cent. As a result of the first Anglo-Burmese War (1824–26), Tanintharyi passed under British rule.
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The talks were called following two armed clashes between the ethnic armies recently: first in Ye Township, Mon State, on 24 February; then in Ye Phyu Township, Tanintharyi Region, on 3 March.
Until now, passengers from Tanintharyi Region needed to go Yangon to catch a flight to Bangkok.
70") across from Sir Robert Campbell Island in Tanintharyi, Myanmar.
Already, state/region governments in a number of areas, for example Mon, Bago and Tanintharyi, have begun to introduce minority languages into government school curricula at the primary level.
U Tin Oo, also patron of the NLD, delivered the opening speech to the representatives elected from some regions and states including Yangon, Tanintharyi, Mon, Rakhine, Kayin, Bago and Ayeyawaddy.
These two eldest Tatmadaw officers were also the highest-ranking ones: Brigadier General Wai Linn, Deputy Regional Commander of the Triangle Region Command based in Kyaingtong in northeastern Shan State, of the Pyithu Hluttaw and Brigadier General Kyaw Oo Lwin, Deputy Regional Commander of the Coastal Region Command based in Myeik, in the Tanintharyi region, of the Amyotha Hluttaw {The Parliaments of Myanmar 2013, pp.
Besides commanding the Myanmar Navy, he has had the privilege to hold a number of Command and Staff appointments including General Staff Officer Grade-I (Operations), Captain Naval Staff (Operation and Staff Duty) and Tanintharyi Naval Regional Command.
Bago, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Tanintharyi, and Yangon).
Myanmar has been exploring oil and gas in 49 onshore sites and 26 offshore blocks in Rakhine, Tanintharyi and Mon states after entering joint ventures with foreign companies since 1988.
Administrative subdivisions: The country is divided into seven divisions (tain)--Irrawaddy, Bago (Pegu), Magway, Mandalay, Yangon (Rangoon), Sagaing, and Tanintharyi (Tenassarim); and seven ethnic states (pyi nay)--Chin State, Kachin State, Kayin (Karen) State, Kayah (Karenni) State, Mon State, Rakhine (Arakan) State, and Shan State.
Mon, Rakhine, Shan and Chin states, Sagaing, Tanintharyi, Bago, Magway,
More than 64,800 hectares of oil palm have been planted in the southern Myanmar division of Tanintharyi, mainly by private firms.