States & Regions of Myanmar

Chin State

 

Chin State is located in the north-west of Myanmar between 20o 40 'N and 24o 06'N latitudes and 92o 37'E and 94o 09'E longitudes. To the north and east of Chin State is Sagaing Division, to the south are Magway Division and Rakhine State, to the west are Bangladesh and India. The area of the State is 13,907 square miles, Capital is Hakhar and State Day is 20th February.

Area & population

Chin State is inhabited by different Chin tribes, Nagas, Rakhines and Myanmarns in nine Townships and 505 Wards and Village-Tracts. It has a population of about 368,985.
Main agricultural crops are paddy, maize and millet although wheat, groundnut, chilli, cotton and sugar-cane are also grown. Apples, oranges, damsons and other garden fruits are produced in large quantities and grapes are being cultivated on an experimental basis. Cultivable acreage has increased as the State has built irrigation works, introduced terrace cultivation, distributed pedigree seeds and insecticides and provided tractor ploughing.

Resources

The 605 square miles of Forest Reserves in Chin State produce valuable scented woods, teak, pine and cane. Hilly though the State is, the hills are not rocky but made up of shale and earth. Some coal is found in west Kabaw valley. In livestock breeding, sericulture is the principal industry.

Ecotourism

There is a beautiful heart shape lake called "Reh" close to the Indian border. Mt. Victoria can also be climbed. Tourists can also visit the Nat-Ma-Taung or the Mt. Victoria nature park in the Chin State.


A Chin Couple
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Map of Chin State





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