Yangon Region has the main port Yangon. The City lies where 16o 19'N latitude intersects 96o 52'E longitude. Yangon Region is located at the eastern extremity of the Ayeyarwaddy Delta area with Andaman Sea on the south-east, Bago Region on the north and Ayeyarwaddy Region on the west.
Area & population
The area of Yangon Region is 3,927 square miles; population, which is cosmopolitan, is about 3,973,782. It is organized in 39 Townships and 1,144 Wards and Village-Tracts.
Yangon Region is one of the major paddy production areas. Main crops are paddy, groundnut, jute, pulses, rubber and sugar cane. The whole Region is engaged in implementing the special high-yield paddy cultivation project.
For regional development, 272 State-owned factories have been built and four are under construction. The Myanmar pharmaceutical industry, steel mill, tarpaulin factory, aluminium works, tile factory, soap factory, glass factory, rubber ball factory, shuttle-cock factory, umbrella factory, and footwear factory are located in Yangon Region.
Yangon Region is economically developed as it is at a strategic spot in the communications network. Motor roads, rail roads, waterways and airway connect Yangon City with the whole country. Yangon's ports are always busy with international sea and air traffic. Yangon Port is the main gateway to the country for all imports and out of the country for all exports. It is handling 85 percent of the nation's overseas trade.
There are microwave stations with automatic telephone exchange for inland communications. A twenty-four hour overseas telephone and telex services connect Myanmar with 114 world nations via a satellite ground station. The national TV stations and Radio stations are in Yangon.
Yangon is the main port by air and sea. All other places can be visited from Yangon. The main landmark of Yangon is the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the wonders of the world. Other famous pagodas are Sule, Kabaraye, Ko Htat Gyi, Chauk Htat Gyi and so on. The Bogyoke Aung San Market is the main tourist destination market. It is a market as well as a colonial building. There are over 40 colonial buildings in Yangon.
Nearby places such as Thanlyin, Dalla, Twante, Bago can be accessed easily from Yangon
A Myanmar Couple
Map of Yangon Region