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Mawlamyine

Mawlamyine mô˝ləmīn´ [key] or Moulmein, mo͝olmān´, mōl– [key], city (1983 pop. 219,991), SE Myanmar, near the mouth of the Thanlwin (Salween) River the third largest city of Myanmar and the capital of Mon State. A river port and commercial center, it has teak mills and shipyards rice, tea, teak wood, and rubber are exported. From 1826 to 1852, it was the chief town of British Burma. A pagoda in the city is referred to in Rudyard Kipling's poem Mandalay.

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