Sittwe


Sittwe
/sit"way/, n.
a seaport in W Burma (Myanmar). 107,907. Formerly, Akyab.

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also called  Akyab,  

      town, western Myanmar (Burma). It is the chief settlement of the Arakan region. Situated on the Bay of Bengal at the mouth of the Kaladan River, Sittwe occupies the eastern side of a hilly ridge affording shelter from the southwest monsoon. After the cession of Arakan to the British in 1826, Sittwe replaced Myohaung as the region's seat of government and rapidly grew from a small fishing village into a leading port of Burma. Although heavily damaged during World War II, the port was rebuilt, and it handles both coastal and international trade. Rice is the chief export. Sittwe is the site of a dockyard, diesel electric plant, and several rice mills. It has air transportation service, and a regular ferry links it with Chittagong in Bangladesh. The town is at the confluence of the Mayu, Kaladan, and Lemro rivers, all navigable. Rice is grown on the alluvial plains. The wet, forested hill ridges of the interior to the east are sparsely populated. Muslims, who migrated there from Bangladesh after the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971, outnumber the Buddhist Arakanese in the Sittwe area. Pop. (1983) 107,607.

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