Taungû (Burmese တောင္ငူမ္ရုိ့, MLCTS=taung ngu mrui, or Toungou ) is a city of the Myanmar located in the north of the division of Pégou, to 220 km of Rangoon. It is in the valley of the Sittang, framed mountains in the West and the East.
It counted approximately 65.800 inhabitants with the census of 1983, 110.000 in 2007. Its principal industry is the forestry development of the Teck and others hard Bois S. the city is also known for its Noix of arec, so much so that a Burmese proverb compares the member elect of an unexpected stroke of luck with " in love with the Bétel gaining a voyage in Taungû ".
Dynasty Taungû (1486-1752)
See also: Dynasty Taungû
Taungû is the town of origin and the first capital of the Second Burmese Empire (until in 1539). The dynasty lost it however on several occasions: in 1550 (for less than one year), in 1599 (until in 1610), etc
Second world war
See also: Battle of Taungû
24 with the March 30th 1942 was held the " there; Battle of Taungû" : the city is located on the road of Mandalay and controlled a bridge on the Sittang opening the access, towards the east, with the territories Karen, and towards North with the States Shan and the Yunnan.
Because of its tumultuous history, the city has few historical vestiges, except its brick walls (damaged in the South). Its 9,6 m broad ditches are essentially drained, except for certain sections in the East, which are well maintained.
The oriental party of the district of Taungû shelters many Karens.
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