Yangon Division

Department Yangon

pcb-file="mw-headline" id="Geschichte">Geschichte[edit]>> Burmeserankun tuing: dista. kri: The British first conquered Yangon in the First Anglo-Burmese War ('1824-26), but brought it back after the conflict. During the 1852 Second Anglo-Burma Wars, the British conquered Yangon and all of Lower Burma and turned Yangon into the British-Burma trade and politics centre. It was the main town of British Burma and Hanthawaddy province, which included the present Yangon and Bago Division. In the 1930' s the Indians made up half of the Yangon town, and only a third was Bamar (Burma).

Yangon was the centre of Burma's nationwide political scene between the First and Second World Wars.

Aung San, U Nu, U Thant and Ne Win were all former students of Rangoon University[6] who were under Japan's occupying forces between April 1942 and May 1945. Yangon expanded enormously after the end of the conflict. Sequential Myanmar government buildings satellites near Yangon. Today, the Yangon region is mainly the greater Yangon area, encircled by a mountainous outback.

The Yangon region is made up of 4 counties and 44 townships[8] Of the 44, the Yangon region now comprises 33 cities. The Yangon region has the best traffic infrastructures in the state. The entire shipment to and from the remainder of the land (and the world) is via Yangon. There are five "highways" connecting Yangon with the remainder of the country[13] (Although the term motorway is used loose.

The Yangon Airport is the country's most important airport. The Yangon Central Railway Station is an important junction of the 5,068-kilometer Myanmar Railway System. The Twante Canal, which connects Yangon with the Ayeyarwaddy region, is also used for transportation and trade. University of West Yangon in Htantabin and Officers Training School in Hmawbi are two large colleges outside Greater Yangon.

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