Karen State is an administrative division of Myanmar and . The capital city is Hpa-an. The Karen people in Myanmar are Christian, Buddhist and animist. Most Christian Karens are Baptists.
It has common borders with Mandalay Division and Shan State on the north, Kayah State and Thailand on the east, Mon State and Bago Division on the west. Its area is 11,731 square miles.
Together with Sagaw Karen, Po Karen, Bwe Karen and Pako Karen, Shans, Paos, Myanmarns, and Mons also live in Karen State, comprising seven Townships and 410 Wards and Village-Tracts.The Karen people make up approximately 7 percent of the total Burmese population of 47 million people. Its population is about 1,057,505. Mount Zwegabin is the landmark of Kayin State.