Bago Division is situated in the south of the big central plains. Magway and Mandalay Divisions lie to its north, Kayin State, Mon State and the Gulf of Mottama are to the east, Yangon Division to the south, and Ayeyawaddy Division and Rakhine State are to the west. It covers an area of 15,214 square miles.
The total population of Bago Division is 5,014, 000, and the average population density is over 300 per square mile.
Kayin, Bamar, Mon, Chin, Rakhine and Shan reside in Bago Division. There are also some Pa-Os.
Buddhists account for the majority of the people, though there are also followers of Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.
Myanmar language is the main lingua franca.
How to get there?
Bago, the ancient capital of the Mon Kingdom in the 15th century is only 80 km from Yangon. Pyay, or Prome, is located about 285 km north of Yangon, on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy. Both locations are accessible by road or train.