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About Sagaing Region, Myanmar
Sagaing Region is an administrative region of Myanmar. Its capital city is Monywa. It is located on the north-western part of the country. Sagaing Region is bordered by Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh to the north, Mandalay Region, Shan State and Kachin State to the east while Magway Region is to its west. The Ayeyarwady River forms a greater part of its eastern and southern boundary.
Sagaing Region is divided into 8 districts and 34 townships. The people who belong to the Bamar ethnic group are the main inhabitants of the region, other minority ethnic groups are Shan, Naga, Ganang, Kadu and Zomi. The main economic activity is agriculture, forestry is mainly carried out in the upper wetter regions. Crops like rice, sesame, cotton, tobacco, peanuts and wheat are cultivated, the region is Myanmar’s leading producer of wheat. Sagaing Region is rich in minerals like copper, coal, salt and petroleum. Several industries like textile, gold smelting, copper refining, cotton mills, saw mills and weaving factories can be found in the region.
The region is home to two national professional universities namely the Monywa Institute of Economics, the Sagaing Institute of Education and a liberal arts university called the Monywa University.
Transportation in Sagaing Region
The region is sandwiched between two great rivers of Myanmar, the Ayeyarwady and the Chindwin, therefore, river transport has become a common way to transport people and cargo. The inland parts of Sagaing Region rely on roads and rail transport.
Attractions in Sagaing Region
There are a number of protected areas in Sagaing Region, Check out Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park, Mahamyaing Wildlife Sanctuary, Chatthin Wildlife Sanctuary and Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary. See different species of wildlife in their natural habitat, you can also organize a picnic with friends.
Hotels in Sagaing Region
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