Mon State map & data
- Published on 10 July 2013
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Area : 4747.758 sq-km (12296.1947 sq-miles)
Population : 246600
Capital : Mawlamyine
Religion : Buddhism, Christianity, Islam
Myanmar Mon State is an administrative division of Myanmar. It is sandwiched between Kayin State on the east, the Andaman Sea on the west, Bago Division on the north and Tanintharyi Division on the south. It has a short border with Thailand's Kanchanaburi Province at its south-eastern tip. Myanmar Mon State has a tropical climate. It has a temperate weather as it is located in the low latitude zone and near the sea. The Myanmar Mon state has only slight changes in temperature.
Majority of inhabitants are Mons and Burmas. Kayin, Rakhine, Chin, Kachin, Shan and Pa-O national races also live in Mon Myanmar Province.
Evergreen forests thrive in the region as it is located in the tropical climate zone with torrential rains. Marshes grow along some coastal plains and valleys of rivers and creeks and in trees grow on land in areas east of Mawlamyine in Myanmar. Mangroves can be found near mouths of tidal rivers and creeks. Sandbanks are seen at some coastal areas. There are few silted-land cultivation and garden farms. Corn, groundnut, sunflower, beans and pulses, tapioca, sugarcane, coconut, oil palm, coccoa, condiments, cashew, nip a palm and fruits are other farm products of Mon Province. Famous farm products of Mon are durian, mangosteen, rumbutan, pineapple, citrus fruits, avocado and djenkol bean. The Mon State in Myanmar is the top producer of rubber in Myanmar country. Tin, antimony and white clay are some of its natural products in Mon State Myanmar.
Myanmar Coastal fishing is an important enterprise of Mon State. Villages on Bilu Island and villages in Thanbyuzayat, Ye and Kyaikkami townships are engaged in producing dried fish and fish sauce in Myanmar. Agar-agar is produced from sea algae at Marine Science Department at Setse. Salt is produced from saltems in Ye Township and Htantabinchaung in Paung Township.
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