Location

Myanmar is situated in Southeast Asia and is bordered on the north and north-east by China, on the east and south-east by Laos and Thailand, on the south by the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal and on the west by Bangladesh and India. It is located between latitudes 09 32’N and 28 31’N and longitudes 92 10’E and 101 11’E.

Geography

            Myanmar has a total area of 678,500 square kilometres (262,000 sq mi). It lies between latitudes 9° and 29°N, and longitudes 92° and 102°E. As of February 2011, Myanmar consisted of 14 states and regions, 67 districts, 330 townships, 64 sub-townships, 377 towns, 2,914 Wards, 14,220 village tracts and 68,290 villages.

Administrative divisions

Myanmar is divided into seven states (ပြည်နယ်) and seven regions (တိုင်းဒေသကြီး), formerly called divisions. Regions are predominantly Bamar (that is, mainly inhabited by the dominant ethnic group). States, in essence, are regions that are home to particular ethnic minorities. The administrative divisions are further subdivided into districts, which are further subdivided into townships, wards, and villages.

Naypyidaw Union Territory

Naypyidaw Union Territory (Burmese: နေပြည်တော် ပြည်တောင်စုနယ်မြေ, also spelt Naypyitaw) is an administrative division in central Burma (Myanmar).The Union Territory encompasses the administrative capital of Burma, Naypyidaw. Administrative divisions;

Below are the number of districts, townships, cities/towns, wards, village groups and villages in each divisions and states of Myanmar as of 16 December 2023:

The Naypyidaw Union Territory consists of the following districts and townships:

Ottara District (a.k.a. North Naypyidaw)

  • Ottarathiri Township (ဥတ္တရသီရိမြို့နယ်)
  • Pobbathiri Township (ပုဗ္ဗသီရိမြို့နယ်)
  • Tatkone Township (တပ်ကုန်းမြို့နယ်)
  • Zeyathiri Township (ဇေယျာသီရိမြို့နယ်)

Dekkhina District (a.k.a. South Naypyidaw)

  • Dekkhinathiri Township (ဒက္ခိဏသီရိမြို့နယ်)
  • Lewe Township (လယ်ဝေးမြို့နယ်)
  • Pyinmana Township (ပျဉ်းမနားမြို့နယ်)
  • Zabuthiri Township (ဇမ္ဗူသီရိမြို့နယ်)
No. State//Districts Districts Town ships Cities/ Towns Wards Village groups  Villages
1 Kachin State 4 18 20 116 606 2630
2 Kayah State 2 7 7 29 79 624
3 Kayin State 3 7 10 46 376 2092
4 Chin State 2 9 9 29 475 1355
5 Sagaing Region 8 37 37 171 1769 6095
6 Tanintharyi Region 3 10 10 63 265 1255
7 Bago Region 4 28 33 246 1424 6498
8 Magway Region 5 25 26 160 1543 4774
9 Mandalay Region 7 31 29 259 1611 5472
10 Mon State 2 10 11 69 381 1199
11 Rakhine State 4 17 17 120 1041 3871
12 Yangon Region 4 45 20 685 634 2119
13 Shan State 11 54 54 336 1626 15513
14 Ayeyarwady Region 6 26 29 219 1912年 11651
Total 63 324 312 2548 13742 65148