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Chin State

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Introduction

Chin State is a state in western Myanmar. The 36,019-square-kilometre Chin State is bordered by Rakhine State in the south, Bangladesh in the southwest, Sagaing Region and Magway Region in the east, the Indian state of Manipur in the north and the Indian state of Mizoram in the west. The population of Chin state are about 478,801 in 2014 census. The capital of the state is Hakha. The state is a mountainous region with few transportation links. Chin State is sparsely populated and remains one of the least developed areas of the country. Chin State has the highest poverty rate of 73% as per the released figures from the first official survey.

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Geography

Khonumtung (Mount Victoria), 3,200 metres high, is the highest peak in Chin State.

Many natural watercourses flow among mountain ranges running from north to south forming valleys and gorges. The state has many rivers and the Meitei Gun flows through its northern half. The Tio River forms much of the border with India for the northern half of the state. The Bawinu River, as the Kaladan River is known upstream from its confluence with the Tio, forms the border with India for the central portion of the state. In the southwestern part of the state, the Kaladan River enters from India and flows down past Paletwa and exits into Rakhine State. The longest waterfall in Chin state is the Bungtla Waterfall near Matupi.

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