The capital of Arakan (Rakhine) State, known as Akyab during the British colonial era, a Bengali name. Its population was estimated at 135,033 in 1996. Located at the mouth of the Kaladan River, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal, it became an important seaport and center for rice milling during the British colonial period. Before World War II, commercial aircraft flying into Rangoon (Yangon) from India and points west often stopped off at Sittwe.

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