Naypyitaw Union Territory / Naypyitaw Council Territory
ပြည်‌ထောင်စုနယ်မြေ နေပြည်တော် / နေပြည်တော်ကောင်စီနယ်မြေ
Flag of Naypyitaw Union Territory / Naypyitaw Council Territory
Official seal of Naypyitaw Union Territory / Naypyitaw Council Territory
Location in Myanmar (Burma)
Location in Myanmar (Burma)
Coordinates: 19°45′0″N 96°6′0″E / 19.75000°N 96.10000°E / 19.75000; 96.10000
Country Myanmar
CapitalNaypyidaw
Government
 • BodyNaypyidaw Council
 • Chairperson of the Naypyidaw CouncilTin Oo Lwin
 • Chairperson of the Naypyidaw Development CommitteeMaung Maung Naing
Area
 • Total7,054 km2 (2,724 sq mi)
Population
 • Total1,160,242
 • Rank13th
 • Density160/km2 (430/sq mi)
 The metro area population of Naypyidaw is 683,000
DemonymNaypyidawan
Time zoneUTC+6:30 (MMT)
Postal codes
15011 to 15033
Area code(s)2 (mobile: 69, 90)
Websitewww.nptcouncil.gov.mm

The Naypyitaw Union Territory (Burmese: ပြည်‌ထောင်စုနယ်မြေ နေပြည်တော်), also called Naypyitaw Council Territory (နေပြည်တော်ကောင်စီနယ်မြေ) (Naypyitaw also spelled Nay Pyi Taw, Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Daw) is an administrative division in central Myanmar (Burma).[2] It contains Naypyidaw, the capital city of Myanmar.

Administrative divisions

The Naypyidaw Union Territory consists of the following districts and townships:

Administration

Naypyidaw Union Territory is under the direct administration of the President. Day-to-day functions are carried out on the President's behalf by the Naypyidaw Council led by a Chairperson. The Chairperson and members of the Naypyidaw Council are appointed by the President and include both civilians and Armed Forces representatives.[3]

On 30 March 2011, President Thein Sein appointed Thein Nyunt as chairman of the Naypyidaw Council, along with 9 chair members: Than Htay, Colonel Myint Aung Than, Kan Chun, Paing Soe, Saw Hla, Myint Swe, Myint Shwe and Myo Nyunt.[4]

Chairmen of the Naypyidaw Council

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2014 1,160,242—    
Source: 2014 Myanmar Census
Religion in Naypyidaw Union Territory (2014)
Religion Percent
Buddhism
96.8%
Islam
2.1%
Christianity
1.1%

The 2014 Myanmar Census reported that Naypyidaw Union Territory had a population of 1,160,242.[5] The population density was 164.4 people per km2.[5] The census reported that the median age was 26.8 years, and 95 males per 100 females.[5] There were 262,253 households; the mean household size was 4.1.[5]

Religion

According to the 2014 Myanmar Census, Buddhists make up 96.8% of Naypyidaw Union Territory's population, forming the largest religious community there.[6] Minority religious communities include Christians (1.1%), Muslims (2.1%), and Hindus (0%) who collectively comprise the remainder of Naypyidaw Union Territory's population.[6]

According to the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee’s 2016 statistics, 10,956 Buddhist monks were registered in Naypyidaw Union Territory, comprising 2% of Myanmar's total Sangha membership, which includes both novice samanera and fully-ordained bhikkhu.[7] The majority of monks belong to the Thudhamma Nikaya (98.2%), followed by Shwegyin Nikaya (1.8%), with the remainder of monks belonging to other small monastic orders.[7] 923 thilashin were registered in Naypyidaw Union Territory, comprising 1.5% of Myanmar's total thilashin community.[7]

References

  1. ^ Census Report. The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. Vol. 2. Naypyitaw: Ministry of Immigration and Population. May 2015. p. 17.
  2. ^ [1] Archived November 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 April 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  4. ^ Thein Sein (31 March 2011). "Notification No. 7/2011: Formation of Nay Pyi Taw Council" (PDF). New Light of Myanmar. p. 15. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d "Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory Report" (PDF). 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. May 2015.
  6. ^ a b The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census Census Report Volume 2-C (PDF). Department of Population Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population. July 2016. pp. 12–15.
  7. ^ a b c "The Account of Wazo Monks and Nuns in 1377 (2016 year)". State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee. 2016. Retrieved 2021-01-19.

21°58′N 96°05′E / 21.967°N 96.083°E / 21.967; 96.083