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MOULMEIN (MAWLMYINE)

Moulmein (Mawlamyine) also spelled Mawlamyaing is the fourth largest city of Burma (Myanmar), situated 300 km south east of Rangoon and 70 km south of Thaton at the mouth of Thanlwin (Salween) river. The city of 325,927 is the capital and largest city of Mon State, Burma (Myanmar) and is the main trading centre and seaport in southeastern Burma.

Mawlamyine was the first capital of British Burma between 1826 and 1852 after the Tanintharyi (Tenassarim) coast, along with Arakan was ceded to Britain under the Treaty of Yandabo at the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War.