Non-paper - 15 April 2018 - Mon State Economic Overview27 Apr 2018
Mon State Profile:
Location: Southern Myanmar
Shared borders: Kayin State to the east, Andaman sea to the west, Bago Region to the north, Tanintharyi Region to the south, and also a short border with Thailand’s Kanchanaburi Province at its south-eastern tip.
Area: 12,297 sq.km
Ethnicity:This areawas previously known as Moulmein and the majority of the population is Mon. However, there is a large number of ethnicBamar, as well as members of the Kayin and Pa-O ethnic groups, and other ethnicities, such as Chin, Kachin, Rakhine, Shan and Burmese- Thai. In addition, there is also a smallAnglo-Burmese community.
Religions:Buddhism 92.6%, Islam 5.8%, Hinduism 1.0%, Christianity 0.5% and other religions 0.1%
Population:2,054,393 (Myanmar National Population and Housing Census 2014). The total population of Mon State represents 4 percent of the total population of Myanmar.
Population density:167 persons per square kilometer. This is more than double the density at the union level, which is 76 persons per square kilometer. With regard to the population in urban and rural areas, the census result showed that for every 100 persons living in Mon State, 72 persons live in rural areas while 28 persons live in urban areas. It is the fourth most densely populated State/Region, only surpassed by Yangon Region, Mandalay Region, and Ayeyawady Region. The population density of Mon State has increased from 107 persons per square kilometer in 1973 to 137 persons per square kilometer in 1983, to 167 persons per square kilometer in 2014.
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