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Akyab, a district and city in the Aracan division of British Burmah, stretching along the Bay of Bengal between 20° and 21-1/2° N. lat. and 92° 12' and 94° E. long. Its area is 4.858 square miles, not more than a quarter being capable of cultivation. The fertile portion borders on the Myu, Koladyne, and Lemyu rivers, and produces vast quantities of rice, that goes down to the port of Akyab for exportation. The district came into British hands after the war of 1825. The inhabitants are mostly Buddhists.