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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 23, p. 328.


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328 THARRAWADDY TOTf7N
good water-supply, after attempts to establish the District court first
at Gyobingauk, and then at Kunhnitywa, had failed owing to bad water
in those places. It is named after an ancient capital, which existed
about 7 miles to the east of Gyobingauk, where traces of the moats and
walls may still be seen.
Thasra.-North-eastern taluka of Kaira District, Bombay, lying
between 22 38' and 22 58' N. and 73 3' and 73' 23' E., with an area
of 257 square miles. It contains one town, Dnxox (population, 9,498),
and 96 villages. The population in 1901 was 73,980, compared with
75,622 in i891. The density, 288 persons per square mile, is much
below the District average. The head-quarters are at Thasra. The
land revenue and cesses in 1903-4 amounted to more than 2-1 lakhs.
To the north and north-west the upland is bare of trees and poorly tilled.
Towards the south the plain, broken only by the deep-cut channel of
the Shedhi, is rich and well wooded. The water-supply is scanty.
Thato_ nluka and town in Karachi District, Sind, Bombay.
See TATTA.
Thaton District.-A sea-board District in the Tenasserim Division
of Lower Burma, lying between 16 28' and 17 51' N. and 96 39' and
98 zo' E., and comprising the greater part of the country on each side
of the lower reaches of the Salween river, with an area of 5,079 square
miles. Its shape may be described as a four-sided figure, fairly regular,
save for an indentation in the north caused by Salween District, of
which the base or south-eastern side is inclined at a slope of rather
less than 45 to the line of the equator ; the angles at its four corners
lie roughly at the four quarters of the compass. The northern angle is
formed by the junction of the Salween and Thaungyin rivers, of which
the latter forms the north-eastern boundary of the District, dividing
it from Siam. The eastern angle is a point on the Thaungyin river
about 70 miles to the south-east of its junction with the Salween. The
south-eastern boundary, dividing it from Amherst District, is defined
for the most part by the Hlaingbwe and Gyaing rivers, and the
southern angle is marked by the junction of the latter of these streams
with the Salween. The south-western boundary is the Gulf of Marta-
ban ; and the mouth of the Sittang river, which flows into the sea to
the west of the Salween, lies at the western angle of the District. The
north-western boundary divides Thaton from the Districts of Pegu,
Toungoo, and Salween, and runs for the greater part of its length along
the valleys of the Sittang and Salween and their tributaries. The
District is intersected by a number of hill ranges, which may be divided
into three main groups. In the east and north-east
Physical towards the Siam frontier is the Dawna range, its
aspects.
ridges varying in height from 1,000 to 5,500 feet,
which cuts off the valley of the Thaungyin river from the rest of the
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