Kachin State is situated in the northern part of Myanmar. It shares borders with the People's Republic of China in the north and east, with Shan State and Sagaing Division in the east, and with Sagaing Division and India in the west. The area of the state is 34,379 miles.
The population of Kachin State is over 1.2 million, and the population density is 34 persons per square mile in the sparsely populated hills and mountains. In the more densely populated plains the population density is about 100 persons per square mile.
The inhabitants are racial groups such as Kachin, Bamar, Shan, Chin, and Naga.
The major religions in the state are Buddhism and Christianity, which share 57.8% and 36.4% of followers respectively. There are also Hindus, Muslims and followers of other faiths.
The majority of the people speak Myanmar, while racial dialects such as Jimphaw, Rawan, Lisu, and Lacheik are also spoken.
How to get there?
Myitkyina is the largest town in Kachin State. There are regular flights from Yangon and Mandalay to Myitkyina. Putao is the northernmost town in Myanmar and is surrounded by snow capped mountains and spectacular wilderness.