Yawnghwe


Yawnghwe
   (Nyaungshwe)
   One of the Shan States, whose last sawbwa, Sao Shwe Taik, was the first president of the Union of Burma (1948-1952) and a prominent leader of the Federal Movement. Located in southwestern Shan State, it had a land area of around 3,600 square kilometers (1,400 square miles), and its most prominent feature was Inle Lake. The town of Yawnghwe near the lakeshore is the site of the haw of the Yawnghwe sawbwas. Located nearby is Taunggyi, the Shan State capital.
   See also Intha.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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