States & Regions of Myanmar

Sagaing Region

 

Sagaing Region is situated in the north-west of Myanmar between Chin State on the west, Kachin State on the north-east, Shan State on the east and Magway Region and Mandalay Region on the south. With an area of 36,535 square miles, Sagaing Region is the largest among all Region. The Capital of Sagaing Region is Sagaing.

Area & population

In the 38 Townships and 1,981 Wards and Village-Tracts live Myanmars, Kachins, Chins, Nagas, and Shans. The population is about 3,855,991.

Agriculture

Principal agricultural crops are paddy, wheat, maize, Click here for a larger viewmillet, groundnut, sesame, cotton, pulses, Burmese tobacco, and Virginia tobacco. The Region is the top producer of wheat and pulses in the whole country and also has the largest acreage of sunflower. Timber extraction work is the Region's principal industry as valuable teak forests are widespread in the Region. A copper from huge copper deposits in Sabe hill and Kyesin hill in Salingyi Township of Sagaing Region.

The Sagaing Textile Mill and Ywataung Railway Workshop are well known enterprises in Sagaing Region.

Tourism

Among the natives of the Sagaing Region, the Naga New Year Festival is usually held in January. This festival is most well-known from all over the world and many tourists come to visit the rare tribe's culture of Myanmar.

In the Sagaing Region, across the Ayeyarwaddy River are the Mingun Pahtodawgyi and the Largest Ringing bell known as Mingun Bell. The Sagaing Hill is the main place for meditation. Thanboddhay Pagoda in Monywa is another tourist destination.


A Myanmar Couple
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Map of Sagaing Region





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