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Title: Administrative divisions
Description/subject: Main article: Subdivisions of Myanmar... The 14 states and divisions of Myanmar. Myanmar is divided into seven states and seven divisions.Divisions are predominantly Bamar. States, in essence, are divisions which are home to particular ethnic minorities. The administrative divisions are further subdivided into townships, wards, and villages. Major cities are divided into districts called townships... Divisions * Ayeyarwady Division * Bago Division * Magway Division * Mandalay Division * Sagaing Division * Tanintharyi Division * Yangon Division... States * Chin State * Kachin State * Kayin State * Kayah State * Mon State * Rakhine State * Shan State... Geography...The links to the individual States and Divisions are subdivided in various ways, e.g.: * 1 Geography * 2 Economy * 3 Population * 4 History * 5 References * 6 See also * 7 External links * 8 Bibliography
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 January 2007

Title: Divisions and States [Division changed to Region] (တိုင္းႏွစ္ျပည္နယ္မ်ား)
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 June 2014

Title: States and Regions (Burmese) တိုင္းေဒသႀကီးႏွင့္ ျပည္နယ္မ်ား burmese/ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Language: burmese/ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Wikipedia (Burmese)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 December 2013

Title: Voices of the People: "A Collection of Stories of people of Burma"
Description/subject: "These are Burma’s voices for change, extraordinary stories of people of Burma from all walks of life. Their experiences, struggles, fears, and successes. These are unheard stories of incredible spirit of resilience and courage, voices of hope and dreams that have emerged from decades of oppression. Help us spread these voices across the globe!"...Stories and voices from Karen, Karenni, Shan, Kachin, Chin, Rakhine, Mon, Palaung, Pa-O, Nagas and other ethnic minorities.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burma Link
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 March 2016

Individual Documents

Title: Local Parliaments in Myanmar: Key institutions, but too often overlooked
Date of publication: 17 May 2017
Description/subject: "... it seems to us that many observers, and indeed political players, underestimate how much ‘what happens in these parliaments’ today functions to define the future of Myanmar’s institutions and politics. If federalism is to be the end result of the current political and peace processes (two processes that it would be wrong to see as entirely separate), then such federalism will not appear overnight, out of thin air, On the contrary, it will be built on the foundations offered by the existing institutions logically relevant to federalism: the fourteen local parliaments and governments. Institutions have roots, they have a history, they have traditions, and these have already started being built. This is one message we would like to share with ethnic political organizations, and armed groups, in particular: one ignores the present political process at one’s own risk. Federalism is not a train that has yet to leave the station. It’s an already moving train that they’ll have to get on board with at some point. The opposite message could then be sent to those involved in Myanmar’s “mainstream” political process: the train of federalism is far from having reached full speed, and does not yet have all its passengers on board. In that sense, what happens in the local parliaments is shaping not only the present, but also the future of Myanmar, but it is happening in a context that is bound to evolve greatly if Myanmar is ever to be organized along the lines of a federal system..."
Author/creator: Tinzar Htun, Zaw Min Oo, Nyein Thiri Swe, Mael Raynaud
Language: English
Source/publisher: Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation via teacircleoxford
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 04 September 2017

Title: Myanmar’s Local Governance Reform Challenges
Date of publication: 08 June 2016
Description/subject: "As Myanmar’s new government begins defining its reform policies, arguably the biggest need is for good governance. Following decades of centralized military dictatorship, the country confronts dual challenges of trying to loosen the military’s grip on public administration as well as push government agencies to be more accountable and deliver better social services. Where the legacies of dictatorship overlap most significantly with hopes for change is in terms of local governance, namely the basic public administration of Myanmar’s districts and townships..."
Author/creator: Matthew Arnold
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Foundation
Format/size: html (106K)
Date of entry/update: 08 August 2016

Date of publication: January 2003
Description/subject: "This paper concentrates on those aspects of modern Burma of interest to the toponymist: modern history, people, language, and geographical names. It is not otherwise a specialist text. The paper is drawn together from an assortment of material, from a wide variety of sources, all contained in the PCGN Burma country file"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN)
Format/size: pdf
Date of entry/update: 08 February 2007

Title: Division and District
Date of publication: August 1984
Description/subject: Taing and Khayaing were administrative units during the Nyaunggyan period (1600-1752). Myanmar was divided into 8 Divisions and Khayaing was the smaller unit, but definition of the terms changed from time to time. Under King Thibaw (1878-1885) Upper Burma was divided into 10 Khayaings and a Khayaing Wun governed each. This Khayaing corresponded to Division in Lower Burma. Throughout the colonial period Burma was divided into 8 Divisions called Khayaing. The Divisional Commissioner was called Khayaing Wun Shin Taw Min Gyi, while the District was called Siyinsu which was governed by a Deputy Commissioner known as A-Ye-Baing. During the Japanese period Division become Taing and the Divisional Commissioner was called Taing Min Gyi. The District was called Khayaing and the A-Ye-Baing became Khayaing Wun. Since 1972 Myanmar has had 7 States and 7 Divisions.".....Subject Terms: 1. Myanmar - Politics and government.....Key Words: 1. Divisions, 2. Districts
Author/creator: KYAN, Daw
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ (Metadata: English and Burmese)
Source/publisher: "Sit-pran" (No. 71) via University of Washington
Format/size: pdf (106K-reduced version; 629K-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.lib.washington.edu/myanmar/pdfs/MK0004.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2014