Burma before 1824 Lower Burma 1852-1886

British Lower Burma, 1824-1852

In the FIRST ANGLO-BURMESE WAR of 1824-1826, the East India Company annexed the Burmese provinces of ARAKAN and TENASSERIM. They were attached to British India. In the TREATY OF YANDABOO, signed Feb. 26th 1826, the Burmese king ceded these territories.
In 1831, the population of Arakan was estimated as 173,000, in 1839 as 248,000. The Arakan capital of Syattwe ('Aracan') was given as 16,000 (1823).

Article Burma, from EB 1911
Article Tenasserim, from EB 1911 Article Arakan, from EB 1911
Article Aracan from General Gazetteer, published by W. Gracie, 1823
DOCUMENTS Chief Commissioners (1862-1897), from World Statesmen by Ben Cahoon

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First posted on May 17th 2002, last revised on November 3rd 2004

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