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Myanmar

Official English Name: Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Official Local Name(s): ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်‌

Common English Name: Myanmar

Capital: Naypyidaw

REGION
Southeastern Asia
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Bangladesh (West)
India (Northwest)
China (Northeast)
Laos (East)
Thailand (Southeast)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Bay of Bengal (West)
Andaman Sea (West)
TOTAL AREA
676,578 km2 (96.6% land, 3.4% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
6,522 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
1,930 km
CLIMATE
Tropical monsoon
TERRAIN
Lowlands surrounded
Rugged mountains
HIGHEST POINT
Gamlang Razi (5,870 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Petroleum
Timber
Tin
Antimony
Zinc
Copper
Tungsten
Lead
Coal
Marble
Limestone
Precious stones
Natural gas
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Earthquakes
Cyclones
Flooding
Mudslides
Droughts
DEMONYM
Burmese
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Burman (68.0%)
Shan (9.0%)
Karen (7.0%)
Rakhine (3.5%)
Chinese (2.5%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Burmese
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Buddhist (87.9%)
Christian (6.2%)
Muslim (4.3%)
Animist (0.8%)
Hindu (0.5%)
POPULATION
56,890,418
LARGEST CITY
Yangon (4,728,524)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Mandalay (1,225,546)
Naypyitaw (333,506)
Taunggyi(264,804)
Bago (254,424)
Mawlamyine (253,734)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Htin Kyaw
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
7 Regions
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
4 January 1948 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Chinthe
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Kaba Ma Kyei
GDP PER CAPITA
$5,500 (USD)
CURRENCY
K (Kyat)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = K1297.48
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.mm
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+95

Touching a person’s head is considered rude as it is the highest point on one’s body.

Burmese people are very considerate; they avoid inconveniencing people as much as possible.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bm.html (Majority of information)

https://data.unhcr.org/thailand/download.php?id=421 (All population data except national population)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 14 November 2016