Though traditionally a site of great sanctity, Rangoon owes its first importance to its rebuilding in 1753 by Alompra, the founder of the Burmese monarchy, who gave it the present name of Yan Kon, "the end of the war."
I, p. 476; Travels of Fah-hian and Sung- Yan, Buddhist Pilgrims, &c., by Sam.
PENN YAN, a village and the county-seat of Yates county, New York, U.S.A., situated N.
The village is the seat of the Penn Yan Academy (18J9).
Penn Yan is an important shipping point in the apple and grape-growing region of central New York, and winemaking is an important industry.