AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share


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

     Home | City | Sittwe

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.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260