Mottama is a small town in the Thaton district of , . Located on the west bank of the Thanlwin river, on the opposite side of Mawlamyaing, Mottama was the capital of the Martaban Kingdom from 1287 to 1364, and an entrepôt of international repute until the mid-16th century.

Localities in the Area

, formerly Moulmein, is the fourth largest city of , 300 km south east of and 70 km south of , at the mouth of Thanlwin River. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.


  • Type: Town
  • Description: small town in the Thaton district of Mon State, Myanmar, the first capital of the Hanthawaddy Kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries, and an entrepôt of international repute until the mid-16th century
  • Location: , ,
16.5255° or 16° 31' 31.8" north
97.6084° or 97° 36' 30.3" east
United Nations Location Code
89 feet (27 metres)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 26576145
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Basque: Mottama
  • Bulgarian: Мартабан
  • Burmese: မုတ္တမမြို့
  • Burmese: မုတ္ထမ
  • Catalan: Martaban
  • Catalan: Mottama
  • Cebuano: Martaban
  • Chinese: 八都马
  • Dutch: Mottama
  • English: Martaban
  • French: Martaban
  • French: Mottama
  • German: Martaban
  • German: Mottama
  • Greek: Μοτάμα
  • Indonesian: Mottama
  • Italian: Martaban
  • Italian: Mottama
  • Japanese: マルタバン
  • Japanese: マルダバン
  • Japanese: モッタマ
  • Korean: 모타마
  • Latin: Martaban
  • Latin: Martabanum
  • Lithuanian: Martabanas
  • Lithuanian: Motama
  • Lithuanian: Moutama
  • Mon: မတ္တမ၊ ဍုၚ်
  • Mongolian: မတ္တမ၊ ဍုၚ်
  • Polish: Martaban
  • Polish: Mottama
  • Polish: Muttama
  • Portuguese: Martaban
  • Portuguese: Mottama
  • Russian: Мартабан
  • Shan: မူၵ်ႉတမ၊ ဝဵင်း
  • Swedish: Mottama
  • Thai: Mottama
  • Thai: มะตะบัน
  • Thai: เมาะตะมะ
  • Marteban
  • Moktama
  • မုတ္တမ

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