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Taunggyi

(toun`jē`), city (1983 pop. 108,200), capital of Shan StateShan State
, state (1983 pop. 3,718,706), c.60,000 sq mi (155,400 sq km), E central Myanmar. Taunggyi, the capital, and Lashio are its principal cities. It borders on China in the north, Laos in the east, and Thailand in the south.
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, central Myanmar. Located on a steep mountainside, Taunggyi is a regional market center some 100 mi (160 km) SE of Mandalay. Lake Inle to the south is noted for the vegetable gardens cultivated within its waters.
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Taunggyi

 

a city in Burma; capital of Shan State. Population, 23,000 (1963). Taunggyi is a major transportation center. Antimony ores are mined nearby.

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