is a city in south-eastern Myanmar and capital of Tanintharyi Region, formerly Tenasserim Division, about 614.3 km south of Yangon on the north bank of the Dawei River. Population, 139,900. It is at 14.09°N 98.20°E. Dawei is a port at the head of the Dawei River estuary, 30 km. from the Andaman Sea. As a result, the city is prone to flooding during the monsoon season. "Dawei" is also the name of one of Myanmar's 135 ethnic minorities.