Kyaukpyu (Burmese: ကျောက်ဖြူမြို့ [tɕaʊʔpʰjù mjo̰]; also spelt Kyaukphyu) is a major town in Rakhine State, in western Myanmar. It is located on the north western corner of Yanbye Island on Combermere Bay, and is 250 miles (400 km) north-west of Yangon. It is the principal town of Kyaukpyu Township and Kyaukpyu District. The town is situated on a superb natural harbor which connects the rice trade between Calcutta and Yangon. The estimated population in 1983 was 19,456 inhabitants.[3] The population of Kyaukpyu Urban area is 20,866 as of 2014, while Kyaukpyu Township's population is 165,352.[1]

Kyaukpyu is located in Myanmar
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 19°25′35″N 93°32′45″E / 19.42639°N 93.54583°E / 19.42639; 93.54583Coordinates: 19°25′35″N 93°32′45″E / 19.42639°N 93.54583°E / 19.42639; 93.54583
TownshipKyaukpyu Township
 • Total20,866[1]
 • Ethnicities
Arakanese Chin Kamein
 • Religions
Buddhism Christian Islam
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)
Area code(s)+95-43-46-xxx


  1. 1.0 1.1 Census Report (PDF). 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. Kyaukpyu: Department of Population Ministry of Immigration and Population. April 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2020-03-24. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  2. "National Telephone Area Codes". Myanmar Yellow Pages. Archived from the original on 2009-07-19.
  3. "Kyaukpyu". Archived from the original on 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2010-06-27.