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their crops in the valleys. Thanatpet Js cultivated for cigar-wrappers,
The State had been ravaged and almost entirely depopulated at the
time of annexation (see article on SOUTHERN SHAN STATES). In I9oi
the population numbered only 24,839 (distributed in 397 villages),' Of
whom 11,847 spoke Shan, 10,077 Burmese (Burmans or'.Darius), and,
2,056 Taungthu. There are a few Palaungs and Taungyos. The
capital, Lawksawk (population, 1,648), is well situated on a slope rising
from the valley of the Zawgyi, and was once strongly fortified. The
revenue in 1903-4. amounted to Rs. 27,000, the main source being
thathameda ; and the expenditure included Rs. 14,000 tribute to the
British Government, Rs. 6,700 contribution to the privy purse,
Rs..2,6oo pay of officials, Rs. 2,500 cost of general administration,
and Rs. 1,300 public works.
Lebong.-Mountain range in Almora District, United Provinces;
forming part of the Himalayan system, and separating Bians from the
DArma valley. It is crossed by a difficult pass, situated in 30° 2o' N.
and 80° 38' E., which is covered with snow throughout the year. The'
crest of the pass has an elevation of 18,942, feet above sea-level. '
Lebong.-Cantonment in .the head-quarters subdivision of Dar:,
jeeling District, Bengal, situated in 27'° 4' N. and 88' 17' E., below,
the station of Darjeeling,, at an altitude of 5,970 feet. ' Population,_
(1901), 2o8. Barracks built in 1896 :.contain accommodation for about'
450 men, but Government has purchased land on the Lebong spur'
with the intention of building sufficient barracks to accommodate'
a whole battalion of British infantry.
Ledo.-Coal-mines in Lakhimpur District, Eastern Bengal and
Assam. See MARGHERITA.
Legaing.-Central township of Minbu District, Upper Burma, lying
in the Mon valley, between 200 9' and 20° 29' N. and 94° 26' and
94° 48' E., with an area of 533 square miles. The population was
3:5,895 In 1891, and 36,397 in 19or, distributed in 146 villages,
Legaing (population, 2,787), a village about '15 miles north-west of
Minbu, being, the head-quarters. A large tract of the township, which`
is undulating and dry, will be irrigated by the Mon canals now under
construction. The area cultivated in 1903-4 was 70 square miles,
and the land revenue and thathameda amounted to Rs. 1,13,000.
Legya. State in Southern Shan States, Burma. See LAIHKA:
Leiah Tahsil.-Southernmost cis•Indus tahs3l of ` Midnwai Dis-
tract, Punjab, lying between 30° 36' and 3r° '24' N. and 70° 46'
and 71° 50' E., with an area of 2,417. sq re miles. The population '
in r9o1 was 122,678, compared with 113,45,1 In 1891. The tahsil
contains the towns of LEIAH (population,. 7;.546), the head-q'ua'rters,"
and KAROR L.RI. ISA (3,243); and 118 villages. The land revenue
and cesses in 1903-4 amounted to 1.6 lakh,s. The fahsil is divided