Kokang Self-Administered Zone
Country Myanmar
StateShan State
No. of Townships2
 • Total123,733
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MMT)

The Kokang Self-Administered Zone (Burmese: ကိုးကန့် ကိုယ်ပိုင်အုပ်ချုပ်ခွင့်ရ ဒေသ [kóka̰ɰ̃ kòbàɪɰ̃ ʔoʊʔtɕʰoʊʔ kʰwɪ̰ɰ̃ja̰ dèθa̰]), as stipulated by the 2008 Constitution of Myanmar, is a self-administered zone in northern Shan State. The zone is intended to be self-administered by the Kokang people. Its official name was announced by decree on 20 August 2010.[2]

Government and politics

The Kokang (Self-Administered Zone) is administered by a Leading Body, which consists of at least ten members and includes Shan State Hluttaw (Assembly) members elected from the Zone and members nominated by the Burmese Armed Forces. The Leading Body performs both executive and legislative functions and is led by a Chairperson. The Leading Body has competence in ten areas of policy, including urban and rural development, road construction and maintenance, and public health. [3]

Administrative divisions

The Kokang Self-Administered Zone consists of two townships:[4]

townships of Kokang SAZ
townships of Kokang SAZ

  Konkyan Township
  Laukkaing Township

Both townships are administratively part of Laukkaing District.

See also

Further reading


  1. ^ Shan State. The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. 3-M. Naypyitaw: Ministry of Immigration and Population. May 2015. p. 18.
  2. ^ "တိုင်းခုနစ်တိုင်းကို တိုင်းဒေသကြီးများအဖြစ် လည်းကောင်း၊ ကိုယ်ပိုင်အုပ်ချုပ်ခွင့်ရ တိုင်းနှင့် ကိုယ်ပိုင်အုပ်ချုပ်ခွင့်ရ ဒေသများ ရုံးစိုက်ရာ မြို့များကို လည်းကောင်း ပြည်ထောင်စုနယ်မြေတွင် ခရိုင်နှင့်မြို့နယ်များကို လည်းကောင်း သတ်မှတ်ကြေညာ". Weekly Eleven News (in Burmese). 20 August 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  3. ^ https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/nagaland-a-frontier-for-now
  4. ^ ပြည်ထောင်စုသမ္မတမြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် ဖွဲ့စည်းပုံအခြေခံဥပဒေ (၂၀၀၈ ခုနှစ်) (in Burmese). 2008. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015.

Coordinates: 23°44′31″N 98°34′49″E / 23.74194°N 98.58028°E / 23.74194; 98.58028