Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is a country situated in southeast Asia.
Naypyidaw is the capital city of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. It is the third-largest city in the country.
What is the largest city of Myanmar?
The former capital of Myanmar, Yangon is the largest city in the country and the most important commercial centre. As of 2010, it had a population of 4,348,000.
What countries border Myanmar?
Myanmar is bordered by China on the northeast, Thailand on the southeast, Laos on the east, Bangladesh on the west, India on the northwest, Bay of Bengal on the southwest, and by the Andaman Sea on the south.
What are the administrative divisions of Myanmar?
Myanmar is divided into seven states and seven regions. These are further divided into districts, which are subdivided into townships, wards, and villages.
Who are the political leaders of Myanmar?
The government of Myanmar is a unitary presidential republic.
President - Thein Sein
Vice President - Tin Aung Myint Oo Sai Mauk Kham
What are the ethnic groups in Myanmar?
Myanmar has a population of about fifty-six million. There are 135 distinct ethnic groups in the country. The major groups are Daic, Hmong-Mien, Bamar, Kayin, Rakhine, and Austroasiatic peoples.
What currency is used in Myanmar?
The kyat denoted by the ISO 4217 code MMK is the official currency of Myanmar.
What is the official language of Myanmar?
Burmese is the official language of Myanmar it is related to Tibetan and to the Chinese languages. English is used as the second language. The other major languages spoken include Shan, Mon, Rakhine, Karen, and Kachin.
What is the religion of Myanmar?
Buddhism is the most widely practiced religion in the country with eighty-nine percent of the population following it. The other major religions include Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and Bahai faith. There are also a number of Jews in the country.
What is the economy of Myanmar like?
Myanmar is one of the poorest nations in southeast Asia with a long history of poverty, unemployment, stagnation, and isolation. Agriculture is an important sector with rice being the major agricultural product. The country is the second-largest producer of opium, in the world. Textiles, wood products, construction materials, gems, metals, oil and natural gas are the other major sectors of the economy of Myanmar. The country has rich reserves of precious stones such as sapphires, pearls and jade. Myanmar produces ninety-percent of the world's rubies.
When is the national day of Myanmar celebrated?
The National Day in Myanmar is celebrated on the tenth day following the full moon of the month of Tazaungmone. The day is celebrated to commemorate the boycott movement staged by the Burmese university students to protest the British colonial administration,s Rangoon University Act of 1920. The day celebrates the solidarity spirit and the indispensable role that students played in the politics of the country.