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Hpa An

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Hpa-An is the capital of Karen State (also known as Kayin State), Myanmar. Hpa-An is the largest and most populated city in Karen State and it population estimates vary widely as no census has been taken in Myanmar since 1983, and the 2014 census has not yet released the populations of cities. The population as of the 2014 census is 421,575. Most of the people are Karen ethnic.ClimateHpa-An has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am). Temperatures are very warm throughout the year, although maximum temperatures are somewhat depressed in the monsoon season due to heavy cloud and rain. There is a winter dry season (November–April) and a summer wet season (May–October). Torrential rain falls from June to August, with over 1100mm falling in August alone.Population history 1953: 4,100 1983: 41,500 2015: 75,141Education Computer University, Hpa-An Hpa-An Education College Hpa-An University Technological University, Hpa-An Hpa-An Nursing Training SchoolReligionThe majority of residents are Theravada Buddhists, followed by Baptist, Anglican and Roman Catholic Christians.SightsKayin State Cultural Museum is located in Hpa-An.The Zwegabin Hill is an attractive place for visitors. Kyaukkalatt (Kyauk Kalat Monastery) and Kawtgon Cave (or Kawgoon Cave) is also a place of interest.
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