Myanmar

Overview

Myanmar (Burma) - Land of serenity and mystery, a seductive country with congenial people, rich culture, and stupendous architecture, situated on the most westerly point of the Southeast Asian landmass. From its sublime landscapes and rich history, to its serene people and deeply Buddhist culture, it is a destination like no other, offering the visitor a veritable treasure trove of wonders and delights unmatched in the world today. Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon (Rangoon) and Bagan’s endless thousand-year-old temples stretching as far as the eye can see are two of the great man-made wonders of the world.


Full name

The Union of Myanmar

Land area

678,500 sq. km

Population

47 Million

Capital City

Naypyidaw

People

68% Burman, 9% Shan, 7% Karen, 4% Rakhine, 3% Chinese, 2% Indian, 2% Mon, 5% others.

Languages

Burmese, minority ethnic groups have their own languages

Religion

89% Buddhist, 4% Christian (3% Baptist, 1% Roman Catholic), 4% Muslim, 1% animist, 2% others.

Government

Military junta

Climate

Tropical monsoon; cloudy, rainy, hot, humid summers (southwest monsoon, June to September); less cloudy, scant rainfall, mild temperatures, lower humidity during winter (northeast monsoon, December to April)

Currency

Kyat (MMK)

Time Zone

GMT + 6:30

Dialing Code

+95

Electricity

220V 50HzHz



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