Ramree Island

Crocodile in Ramree

General Data 2018

CapitalAreaPop.Desem./Unem.LocalPref./Mayor
Ramree1350 km²--Índico / IndianIan Saraiva


The Ramree Island, is located in Myanmar (Burma) in Asia Southeast , is home of the dangerous saltwater crocodiles, mosquitoes that transmit malaria and poisonous scorpions. The main populated center is Ramree. The island is known for an incident that occurred during the Second World War. In 1945, after a battle between Japanese and British troops, Nipponese soldiers were forced to hide in swamps, and over 400 of them were eaten by crocodiles. The episode entered the record books as “the greatest disaster suffered by men because of animals.” Ramree is also the place of a large main pipeline system source of income of the island.

Ramree