Maungdaw (92.366E 20.817N) is a small fishing port in the northern Arakan. It was significant primarily for the road westwards, which was the only good road in the northern Arakan and which passed through two tunnels in the Mayu Range to Buthidaung in the Mayu River valley. This road was used to move rice to Maungdaw for export during peace time. 

Lost to the Japanese during the first Burma campaign, the port was retaken by the British on 9 January 1944.


Allen (1984)

Peattie et al. (2011)

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