The capital of Kayah State; its population was estimated at 48,017 in 1996. Located at an elevation of 1,200 meters, it remains largely off-limits to visitors. Nearby is the Baluchaung Hydroelectric plant, built with Japanese war reparations, which provides Burma with much of its electric power.

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