Myanmar Islands


Lanbi Kyun


Lanbi Kyun, also Lambi Island and Lampi Island, is an island in the Mergui Archipelago, Burma. Having an area of 188 km², thickly wooded Lanbi is one of the largest islands of the group. There were 200 Moken people dead in a small island off Lanbi following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. There were also unconfirmed reports of the presence of Sumatran rhinoceros on Lanbi, but this has been widely discredited.


Cheduba Island


Cheduba Island is an island in the Bay of Bengal close to Ramree Island and belongs to Myanmar, formerly Burma. It has a maximum length of 33 km (21 mi), with an area of approximately 523 km2 (202 sq mi). Cheduba had a population of 63,761 as of 1983, composed chiefly of Burmese and Arakanese peoples. The main economic activities on the island are farming and cattle raising.
Cheduba Island lies about 10 km (6 mi) from the southwestern coast of Ramree Island. It is located between 18° 40′ and 18° 56′ N. lat., and between 93° 31′ and 93° 50′ E. long. The terrain of the island is quite flat with scattered moderate elevations. The highest point 205 metres (673 ft) is on a ridge in the southwestern part of the island. There are 5 villages connected by a road that circles the island: Owa, Thitpon, Manaung, Budaunggwe, Sachet and Meinmangwe. There is an airfield west of Manaung, the main village of Cheduba, located on the northeast coast. Manaung is linked to the village of Kyaukpyu on nearby Ramree Island by steamer.
Most of the vegetation is tropical rainforest. There are mud cones that emit steam and sulfurous fumes on the island, which indicate some volcanic activity. There are also seepages of oil and gas.


Ramree Island


Ramree Island is an island off the coast of Rakhine State, Burma. The area of the island is about 1,350 square kilometres and the main populated center is Ramree.
The island is separated from the mainland by a narrow canal-like strait, which is only 150 metres (490 ft) wide in average. There is a bridge over the strait connecting the island with the continental shore. The highest point is Zikha Taung, a 305 metres (1,001 ft) high hill located near the western shore in the southern part of the island.
Saltwater crocodiles were still common in the Ramree Island region up and into the 1960s, but the region no longer supports a viable population of crocodiles, likely due to hide-hunting, and by the early 1980s evidence suggested only scattered individuals remained (Thorbjarnarson et al. 2006).
Elevation: 275 m
Area: 1,350 km²


Thahtay Kyun


Thahtay Island, also known as Thahtay Kyun and Son Island, is a small Burmese island within the Mergui Archipelago in the Andaman Sea. The island is directly adjacent to Ranong, a city in the south of Thailand and to Kawthaung. The island has been given by the Burmese government on a long term concession to a Thailand-based VES Group for development as a tourism. Andaman Club is a five star casino club golf resort now operating on the island.


Zadetkyi


Zadetkyi Island or Zadetkyi Kyun, also known as Saint Matthew’s Island, is an island at the southern end of the Mergui Archipelago, Burma. Its northern side forms the southern shore of Hastings Harbor, where there is a base of the Myanmar Navy. Having a length of about 35 km (22 mi) and an area of 176 km2 (68 sq mi), Zadetkyi is the largest island of the southern group of the archipelago. It has two prominent peaks, the highest of which is 864 m and is located near the middle of the island, at its southern end rises a 585 m (1,919 ft) high summit. The island is hilly and densely wooded and lies 2.5 km (1.6 mi) south of Hastings Island. The Alladin Islands, the largest of which is Than Kyun, are a scattered cluster of islands extending to the W and SSW of Zadetkyi Island.

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