Myitkyina is located 919 miles from Yangon, or 487 miles from Mandalay. In Burmese, it means "near the big river" in fact "Myitkyina" is located near the big Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River. It is on the below 26 miles from Myit-sone, the confluence of its two headstreams (the May-kha and Mali-kha rivers).
It is the northernmost river port and railway terminal in Myanmar. The population is a mix of, peoples and some Chinese and Indians. The town's name means “close to the big river.” Myitkyina is a trading centre on the Stilwell (Ledo) Road, which links with the Burma Road into China.
During II WW, Myitkyina fell to the Allied forces under General after a prolonged siege and heavy fighting between divisions and of and the besieged elements of the 33rd under General Masaki Honda. The town was strategically important not only because of its rail and water links to the rest of Burma, but also because it was on the planned route of the.
As the capital of the State, it has government offices and more populations among other cities in the State. Kachin language is a common language among Kachin but Burmese is a national language and every one can speak Burmese. It has two big markets. It has Myitkyina University, Educational college, nursing school, computer institution which are controlled by the Government and many other private colleges of religious affiliation and English institutions.
The city has a population approximately 150,000. Major religions are Buddhists and but it has a few other religions such as animist, Hindu and Muslim. Foreigners are now free to visit Christians Myitkyina without prior government permission.
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