Kachin State is the northernmost state of Myanmar. It is bordered by China to the north and east; Shan State to the south; and Sagaing Region and India to the west. It lies between north latitude 23° 27' and 28° 25' longitude 96° 0' and 98° 44'. The area of Kachin State is 89,041 km2. The capital of the state is Myitkyina. Other important towns include Bhamo and Putao.
Kachin State has Myanmar's highest mountain, Hkakabo Razi (5,889 metres), forming the southern tip of the Himalayas, and a large inland lake, Indawgyi Lake.
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