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(The following is extracted from the Administration Report of
Burma jor 1893-94.)
AREA AND BOUNDARIES.
The province of Burma lies to the east of the Bay of Bengal, and covers a range of country stretching from the 10th, to, roughly speaking, the 27th, parallel of latitude. It is bounded on the north and the north-east by China, and on the east by the Shan States and the kingdom of Siam. The sea line of the Bay of Bengal forms its western boundary and its northwestern frontier marches with the confines of the Munipur State, and portions of the Chittagong and Assam borders. The seaboard extends from the Naff in the Akyab district in the north to Maliwun in the Mergui district in the south, a distance of approximately 1,200 miles, and its greatest length from Maliwun in the south to the extreme north of the Bhamo district in Upper Burma is not far short of the same distance.
The estimated area of the province is, exclusive of the Shan States, 171,430 square miles.
NATURAL DIVISIONS OF LOWER BURMA.
Of the natural divisions of Lower Burma, Arakan is a strip of country stretching from the Naaf estuary on the north to Cape Negrais on the south, and lying between the range of hills known as the Arakan Yomas and the sea. The northern part of