Mandalay Division is situated in central Myanmar, adjoining Sagaing Division in the north, Shan State in the east, Bago Division and Kayin State in the south, and Sagaing and Magway Divisions in the west. The area of Mandalay Division is 14,295 square miles.
Mandalay Division is the second most populous division in Myanmar with 6,442,000 residents. The average population density is 424 persons per square mile.
The majority of the population is Bamar. There are also a small number of Shan, Danu, Lisu and Palaung residing on the eastern plateau. Small populations of Leway and Pyinmana live in the Plain Chin (Asho Chin) region. National races such as Kachin, Kayin and Chin also live in the division.
Most of the people follow Buddhism, and there are also Hindus, Muslims and Christians.
Myanmar language is mainly spoken.
How to get there?
Mandalay International Airport is only about hour's flight from Yangon. Myanmar Airways, Yangon Airways and Air Mandalay operate daily flights. The road trip from Yangon to Mandalay takes about 12 hours by express coach, and about 14 hours by train. Pyin-Oo-Lwin, a popular resort town and a former British hill-station, is about 69 km or an hours drive from Mandalay. The picturesque town is over 1000 metres above sea-level, and the cool climate adds to this town's popularity with tourists.