Kayin State (Eastern Pwo: ဖၠုံခါန်ႋကၞင့်; S'gaw Karen: ကညီကီၢ်စဲၣ်, pronounced [kɲɔkɔshæ], Burmese: ကရင်ပြည်နယ်, pronounced: [kəjɪ̀ɴ pjìnɛ̀]), also known by its former name Karen State, is a state of Myanmar. The capital city is Hpa-An, also spelled Pa-An.
|• Karen||k'nyaw kawseh|
|• Burmese||ka.rang pranynai|
|• Chief Minister||Saw Myint Oo|
|• Cabinet||Kayin State Government|
|• Total||30,382.8 km2 (11,730.9 sq mi)|
|2,623 m (8,606 ft)|
|• Density||52/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicities||Karen (majority), Padaung, Bamar, Shan, Pa-O, Mon, Rakhine, Burmese-Thai|
|Time zone||UTC+06:30 (MMT)|
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The government of Kayin State is split into three branches: an executive (Kayin State Government), a legislative (Kayin State Hluttaw), and a judicial (Kayin State High Court).
Karen State has one city and nine towns. It has four districts, seven townships and 4092 villages.
- Hpa-an District
- Myawaddy District
- Kawkareik District
- Hpapun District
- Kyondoe District
- Hpa-an Township
- Hlaingbwe Township
- Hpapun Township
- Thandaunggyi Township
- Myawaddy Township
- Kawkareik Township
- Kyainseikgyi Township
Cities and townsEdit
Villages and hamletsEdit
Kayin State is very mountainous so the villages are very small. Lots of Kayin State's population is across the countryside in hundreds of villages.
|Source: 2014 Myanmar Census|
Since the 1973 Census, the population of Karen State has increased from 858,429 to 1,055,359 in the 1983 census and 1,574,079 in the census of 2014.
Karen State has two airports, Hpapun Airport and Hpa-An Airport, but they aren't open to the public currently.
- Census Report. The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. 2. Naypyitaw: Ministry of Immigration and Population. May 2015. p. 17.
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
- The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census: Kayin State. Nay Pyi Taw: Ministry of Immigration and Population. 2015. p. 11.