Official English Name: Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Official Local Name(s): ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်‌
Common English Name: Myanmar
Capital: Naypyidaw

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Official Language(s)

Burmese
Secondary Languages:

Resources

Petroleum, Timber, Tin, Antimony, Zinc, Copper, Tungsten, Lead, Coal, Marble, Limestone, Precious stones, Natural gas, Hydropower

Neighbors

Bangladesh (West), India (Northwest), China (Northeast), Laos (East), Thailand (Southeast)

Ethnic groups

Burman (68.0%), Shan (9.0%), Karen (7.0%), Rakhine (3.5%), Chinese (2.5%)

People

Est. Population:

56,890,418

Demonym:

Burmese

Religions:

Buddhist (87.9%)
Christian (6.2%)
Muslim (4.3%)
Animist (0.8%)
Hindu (0.5%)

Largest City:

Yangon (4,728,524)

Other Cities:

Mandalay (1,225,546)
Naypyitaw (333,506)
Taunggyi(264,804)
Bago (254,424)
Mawlamyine (253,734)

Geography

Region:

Southeastern Asia

Bodies of Water:

Bay of Bengal (West)
Andaman Sea (West)

Total Area:

676,578 km2 (96.6% land, 3.4% water)

Total Land:

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 Disasters

Earthquakes
Cyclones
Flooding
Mudslides
Droughts

Government

Type:

Parliamentary republic

Head of State and Government:

President Htin Kyaw

Admin. Divisions

7 Regions

Independence:

4 January 1948 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Chinthe

Nat'l Anthem:

Kaba Ma Kyei

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$5,500 (USD)

Currency

K (Kyat)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = K (Kyat)1,540.65

Communication

Internet Code

.mm

Telephone Code

+95

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Cultural Notes

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.

Sources

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