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Sittwe

Administration
Full name 
Official nameSittwe
Native name 
CountryBurma
DivisionRakhine State
DistrictSittwe District
TownshipSittwe Township
Demography
Total Population181000 (2006)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
EthnicitiesRakhine, Rohingya
ReligionsBuddhism, Islam
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC+6.30)
Area code42, 43

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Sittwe ( ; -mysɪʔtwè mjo̰; formerly, Akyab) is the capital of Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma). Sittwe, pronounced site-tway in the Rakhine language, is located on an estuarial island created at the confluence of the Kaladan, Mayu, and Lay Mro rivers emptying into the Bay of Bengal. The city has 181,000 inhabitants (2006). it is the administrative seat of Sittwe Township and Sittwe District.


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