(Mawlamyine, Mawlamyaing)
   The capital of Mon State, located in the delta of the Salween (Thanlwin) River. With an estimated population of 299,085 in 1996, it is Burma's third or fourth largest city and one of the country's most important seaports. Most of the population is Mon or Karen (Kayin). Between 1827 and 1852, it was the administrative center and most important city in British Burma, a major port for the export of teak, but thereafter its prominence was eclipsed by Rangoon (Yangon). Offshore is Gaungse Kyun, or "Shampoo Island," which contains a spring from which water was drawn for the Burmese king's hair-washing ceremony during Thingyan. The city's many old colonial buildings attest to its cosmopolitan past.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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