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Myanmar, also called Burma, is a country that is located in the western portion of mainland Southeast Asia. Myanmar is the largest of the Mainland Southeast Asian states by area with a size of 676,578 square kilometres. Naypyidaw is its capital city, and its largest city is Yangon (Rangoon).
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Key Facts & Information
- The official English name of the government, which it retained since 1885, was changed from the Union of Burma into the Union of Myanmar in 1989.
- Myanmar is bordered to its northwest by Bangladesh and India, to its northeast by China, to its east and southeast by Laos and Thailand and to its south and southwest by the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal.
- The population is about 54 million as of year 2017. In 1997, it has been a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1997.
- Myanmar has a total land area of 678,500 km2 (262,000 sq mi). It ranges between 9 ° and 29 ° N latitudes, and 92 ° and 102 ° E longitudes.
- Myanmar is consisted of 14 states and regions, 67 districts, 330 townships, 64 sub-townships, 377 towns, 2,914 wards, 14,220 rural tracts and 68,290 villages as of February 2011.
- Myanmar is divided into seven states and seven regions, previously known as divisions. The administrative divisions are further subdivided into counties, subdivided further into townships, wards, and villages.
- Myanmar contains two large lakes. Indawgyi Lake stretches some 15 miles from north to south, and 8 miles from east to west; it is one of Southeast Asia’s largest inland lakes. Slightly smaller is Inle Lake, on the Shan Plateau, extending about 14 miles from north to south and 7 miles from east to west.
- Myanmar lies in Asia’s monsoon zone, its climate is greatly altered by its geographic location and relief.
- Myanmar has three seasons: the cold, relatively dry northeastern monsoon (late October to mid-February), the hot, dry inter monsoon season (mid-February to mid-May), and the rainy southwestern monsoon (mid-May to late October).
- Myanmar’s jungles are home to a variety of birdlife including pheasants, parrots, peafowl and other wild fowls, and grouse.
- There are several elephants, and many of these are prepared for work.
- Tigers, leopards, and wildcats continue to be popular.
- Myanmar is an ethnically diverse nation. The Burmans, who form the largest group, make up over half of the population. They are concentrated in the valley of the Irrawaddy River and the coastal coasts, with an initial home in the central dry region.
- In Myanmar, several indigenous languages are spoken, as distinct from mere dialects. The official language is Burmese that is spoken by the plains people and, as a second language, by most hill people.
- English became the official language during the colonial era but Burmese continued to be the main language in all other contexts.
- English and Burmese have also been compulsory subjects in schools and universities.
- While Myanmar does not have any official religion, almost nine-tenths of the population follow Theravada Buddhism. Burmans and Shan predominantly are Buddhist. Nevertheless, there is a small Protestant Christian minority, concentrated mainly among the groups Karen, Kachin, and Chin.
- Centered on the kyat (the national currency), Myanmar’s economy is one of the region’s least advanced, and is largely agricultural. Most of the population has a strong interest in agricultural pursuits.
- Together, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries are the main contributors to Myanmar’s economy. Roughly half of all Myanmar’s farmland is dedicated to rice.
- Myanmar is abundant in minerals, including metal ores, coal, and natural gas, and also has valuable and semi-precious stone deposits.
- Myanmar also has major deposits of coal, and production grew sharply in the early 21st century. Coal is primarily mined in the upper Irrawaddy and Chindwin Valleys.
- Since the 1st century CE, Buddhism has been part of Myanmar’s society and mingled with non-Buddhist beliefs.
- Myanmar’s community is also an amalgamation of rising and royal traditions. While the Burman court’s dramatic practices may have seemed to have been disappearing after the abolition of the monarchy in the late 19th century, among the masses the practices continued in a non-royal sense.
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