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CountryMyanmar (Burma)
ContinentAsia
Location21.91620 N, 95.95600 E
Map of Myanmar Map of Myanmar
Flag Myanmar flag
Area676,578 km²
Coastline1200 miles
Neighboring CountriesBangladesh

Laos

Bhutan

Thailand

Nepal

Cambodia

Vietnam

China

India

Macao

Hong Kong

Malaysia

Sri Lanka

Singapore

Taiwan

Brunei

Mongolia

Philippines

Kyrgyzstan

Afghanistan

Indonesia

Maldives

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Oman

Time ZoneMMT (UTC +6:30)
Population53.9 million (2015)
Symbol Myanmar symbol
Independence DayJanuary 4th, 1948
President of MyanmarHtin Kyaw
1st Vice President of MyanmarMyint Swe
2nd Vice President of MyanmarHenry Van Thio
National AnthemKaba Ma Kyei
National AnimalGreen Peafowl (Daung)
National BirdGrey Peacock-Pheasant
National FlowerPadauk

Thazin Orchid

Ingyin

National DanceBurmese Dance
National DishMohinga

Laphet Thoke

National InstrumentSaung

Hne

National PoetMin Thu Wun
National SportChinlone
National LanguageBurmese
Seasons in MyanmarRainy Season

Summer Season

Winter Season

Prestigious Awards of MyanmarMilitary Awards – Aung San Thiriya

Civilian Awards – Thiri Thudhamma Thingaha, Pyidaungsu Sithu Thingaha

Literature Awards – Myanmar National Literature Award, Myanmar National Literature Award for Collected Short Stories, Myanmar National Literature Award for Translation, Pakokku U Ohn Pe Literary Award, Sarpay Beilman Manuscript Awards, Sayawun Tin Shwe Award, Thuta Swesone Literary Award

Cinema Award – Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards

Religion in MyanmarBuddhism (87.9%)

Christian (6.2%)

Islam (4.3%)

Hindu (0.5%)

Tribal Religions (0.8%)

Other (0.2%)

No Religion (0.1%)

Average Marriage age in Myanmar24.0 years for men and 20.5 years for women
CapitalNaypyidaw (190 45’N 9606’E)
Number of States7 States

Chin State

Kachin State

Kayah State

Kayin State

Mon State

Rakhine State

Shan State

Largest State in MyanmarShan State
Smallest State in MyanmarKayah State
Number of Region7 Regions

Ayeyarwady Region

Bago Region

Magway Region

Mandalay Region

Sagaing Region

Tanintharyi Region

Yangon Region

Largest Region in MyanmarYangon Region
Smallest Region in MyanmarTanintharyi Region
Union TerritoryNaypyidaw Union Territory
Number of Cities12
Largest City in MyanmarYangon
Smallest City in MyanmarSittwe
Literacy rate95.2% (males)

91.2% (females)

Type of GovernmentRepublic

Presidential System

Parliamentary System

Unitary State

Parliamentary Republic

Constitutional Republic

GDPPPP – $334.856 billion (2017)

Nominal – $72.368 billion (2017)

GDP per capita$6,360 (2017)
CurrencyKyat (K) (MMK)
Calling Code +95
Internet TLD.mm
ISO 3166 codeMM
Festivals of MyanmarAnanda Temple Festival

Moe Byae Festival

Mahamuni Ceremonies

Pindaya Cave Festival

Kakku Festival

Shwedagon Pagoda Festival

Thingyan (Water) Festival

Popa Ceremony

Kason Sacred Bo Tree Watering Ceremony

Taungbyone Ceremony

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival

Manuha Pagoda Festival & Holy Man Festival

Thidingyut Festival

Historic MonumentsDhamma Dana

Mingun

Mandalay

Amarapura

Sagaing

Inwa

Mrauk-U

Yangon

Bago

Tagaung

Bagan

Thaton

Sri Ksetra

Halin

Beikthano

Protected Areas in Myanmar9 National Parks

25 Wildlife Sanctuaries & Reserves

1 Botanical Gardens

Longest River in MyanmarAyeyarwady River
Longest Bridge in MyanmarPakokku Bridge
Longest Railway StationYangon Central Railway Station
Longest Beach in MyanmarNgwe Saung Beach
Largest LakeIndawgyi Lake
Highest Mountain in MyanmarHkakabo Razi
Biggest DamShweli Dam
Richest person of MyanmarTay Za
Best places to visit in MyanmarBagan

Yangon

Kalaw

Mandalay

Kyaiktiyo

Inle Lake

Ngapali

Pindaya

Hsipaw

Hpa-an

Mawlamyine

Mergui

Ngwe Saung

Naypyidaw

Mrauk U

Official Websitehttp://www.president-office.gov.mm/en/
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