Tanintharyi

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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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In 2004, local authorities confiscated a Muslim cemetery in Myeik Township, Tanintharyi Division, and closed the adjacent mosque.
In 2004, local Buddhist villagers in Kyun Su Township, Tanintharyi Division, attacked and destroyed the properties of fourteen Muslim families.
India will soon start the feasibility study on building a deep-sea port in the southern Tanintharyi division town of Dawei as part of the priority program of the subregional economic grouping BIMST-EC,'' the Flower News quoted Deputy Transport Minister Pe Than as saying.
In October 2004, local authorities confiscated a Muslim cemetery in Myeik Township, Tanintharyi Division, and closed the adjacent mosque.
Reportedly in May 2004, local Buddhist villagers in Kyun Su Township, Tanintharyi Division, attacked and destroyed the properties of 14 Muslim families.