Field and Tuer, the Leadenhall Press : Simpkin, Marshall,
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UPPER BURMA. 5A
in the Pakhoi and Shway Doungyee Hills. Just below the junction of the Ooru river, in lat 240 38', there is a heavy fall, and goods have to be transhipped at this place into canoes for the carrying on of traffic in the higher reaches of the river ; about lat. 230 10' it is joined by the Manipur river; it falls into the eastern branch of the Irrawaddy ^bout lat. 210 30'. Below the junction of the main branches and the British boundary, the Yau and other minor streams have their junction. There are three defiles in the eastern branch between the mouths of the Mogoung and the Khyeng-dwen ; the one above Bhamo is in places only 240 feet broad, and boat traffic is impracticable during the floods, owing to the fierce rushing of the stream ; the defile below Bhamo is 970 feet broad at the narrowest ; and the one above Mandalay is in no place less than a quarter of a mile. The general width of the river varies from one to three miles.
An estimate of the population can be formed on little else than conjecture, for no census has ever been taken. Colonel Symes gave the population as seventeen million souls, which subsequent in-An estimate of the population can be formed on little else than conjecture, for no census has ever been taken. Colonel Symes gave the population as seventeen million souls, which subsequent in-