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Title: Kyaukpadaung  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Kyaukpadaung Township, Taungtha, Mount Popa, Palaw Township, Myanmar Army
Collection: Populated Places in Mandalay Region, Township Capitals of Myanmar
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Nickname(s): The Land of Bright Yellow Michelia Champaca (Burmese: စကားဝါမြေ)
Kyaukpadaung is located in Myanmar
Location in Burma
Country  Burma
Region Mandalay Region
District Myingyan District
Township Kyaukpadaung Township
Time zone GMT+6:30 (UTC+6.30)

Kyaukpadaung (Burmese: ကျောက်ပန်းတောင်း မြို့ ) is a town in Mandalay Region in Central Myanmar. It lies just southwest of Mount Popa. It is the administrative seat for Kyaukpadaung Township.


The name of Kyaukpadaung is derived from Kyauk (ကျောက်; Rock) + Pann (ပန်း; Flower) + Taung (တောင်း; Basket).

Kyaukpadaung is also known as the city of Jaggery (ထန်းညက်)


Since the name of this town is related to rock. There are some rocky-hills nearby and in town. The extinct Vocalno Mount Popa is about 10 miles from town.


Rail transport has been established since World War II, on the Pyinmana-Kyini Link. Buses and cars operate to and fro nearby townships. Kyaukpadaung is situated on the link road of Yangon-Myingyan-Mandalay road and Yangon-Meiktila-Mandalay.


In 1994, telephone system was upgraded, from Manual Switching Exchange to Auto Telephone System. Local Area Code is 061, it was same as Chauk.


Kyaukpadaung is located in Hot & Dry zone, and rain measure getting about 40 inch and below. Temperature during Summer: High=36~39'C,

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