Rakhine State

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Rakhine State (/rəˈkn/ (Loudspeaker.svglisten); Burmese: ရခိုင်ပြည်နယ်; MLCTS: ra.hkuing pranynai, Rakhine pronunciation [ɹəkʰàiɰ̃ pɹènè], Burmese pronunciation: [jəkʰàiɰ̃ pjìnɛ̀]; formerly known as Arakan State) is a state in Myanmar (Burma). Situated on the western coast, it is bordered by Chin State to the north, Magway Region, Bago Region and Ayeyarwady Region to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the west and the Chittagong Division of Bangladesh to the northwest. It is located approximately between latitudes 17°30' north and 21°30' north and longitudes 92°10' east and 94°50' east. The Arakan Mountains or Rakhine Yoma separated Rakhine State from central Burma from North to South. Off the coast of Rakhine State there are some fairly large islands such as Ramree, Cheduba and Myingun. Rakhine State has an area of 36,762 square kilometres (14,194 sq mi) and its capital is Sittwe.[4]

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Rakhine State
Arakan State
Myanma transcription(s)
  Burmesera.hkuing: prany nai
  ArakaneseRakhai Pray Nay
Location of Rakhine State in Myanmar (Burma)
Location of Rakhine State in Myanmar (Burma)
Coordinates: 19°30′N 94°0′E
CountryFlag_of_Myanmar.svg Myanmar
RegionWest coastal
  Chief MinisterAung Kyaw Min
  CabinetRakhine State Government
  LegislatureRakhine State Hluttaw
  JudiciaryRakhine State High Court
  Total36,778.0 km2 (14,200.1 sq mi)
Highest elevation
(Kema Taung)
1,851 m (6,073 ft)
  EthnicitiesArakanese (Rakhine), Rohingya, Kaman, Bamars, Chin, Mro, Khami, That, Maramagyi and others
Time zoneUTC+06:30 (MMT)
HDI (2017)0.520[3]
low · 13th