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Country Myanmar (Burma)
Continent Asia
Location 21.91620 N, 95.95600 E
Map of Myanmar  Map of Myanmar
Flag  Myanmar flag
Area 676,578 km²
Coastline 1200 miles
Neighboring Countries Bangladesh

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 Zone MMT (UTC +6:30)
Population 53.9 million (2015)
Symbol  Myanmar symbol
Independence Day January 4th, 1948
President of Myanmar Htin Kyaw
1st Vice President of Myanmar Myint Swe
2nd Vice President of Myanmar Henry Van Thio
National Anthem Kaba Ma Kyei
National Animal Green Peafowl (Daung)
National Bird Grey Peacock-Pheasant
National Flower Padauk

Thazin Orchid

Ingyin

National Dance Burmese Dance
National Dish Mohinga

Laphet Thoke

National Instrument Saung

Hne

National Poet Min Thu Wun
National Sport Chinlone
National Language Burmese
Seasons in Myanmar Rainy Season

Summer Season

Winter Season

Prestigious Awards of Myanmar Military 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 Myanmar Buddhism (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 Myanmar 24.0 years for men and 20.5 years for women
Capital Naypyidaw (190 45’N 9606’E)
Number of States 7 States

Chin State

Kachin State

Kayah State

Kayin State

Mon State

Rakhine State

Shan State

Largest State in Myanmar Shan State
Smallest State in Myanmar Kayah State
Number of Region 7 Regions

Ayeyarwady Region

Bago Region

Magway Region

Mandalay Region

Sagaing Region

Tanintharyi Region

Yangon Region

Largest Region in Myanmar Yangon Region
Smallest Region in Myanmar Tanintharyi Region
Union Territory Naypyidaw Union Territory
Number of Cities 12
Largest City in Myanmar Yangon
Smallest City in Myanmar Sittwe
Literacy rate 95.2% (males)

91.2% (females)

Type of Government Republic

Presidential System

Parliamentary System

Unitary State

Parliamentary Republic

Constitutional Republic

GDP PPP – $334.856 billion (2017)

Nominal – $72.368 billion (2017)

GDP per capita $6,360 (2017)
Currency Kyat (K) (MMK)
Calling Code  +95
Internet TLD .mm
ISO 3166 code MM
Festivals of Myanmar Ananda 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 Monuments Dhamma Dana

Mingun

Mandalay

Amarapura

Sagaing

Inwa

Mrauk-U

Yangon

Bago

Tagaung

Bagan

Thaton

Sri Ksetra

Halin

Beikthano

Protected Areas in Myanmar 9 National Parks

25 Wildlife Sanctuaries & Reserves

1 Botanical Gardens

Longest River in Myanmar Ayeyarwady River
Longest Bridge in Myanmar Pakokku Bridge
Longest Railway Station Yangon Central Railway Station
Longest Beach in Myanmar Ngwe Saung Beach
Largest Lake Indawgyi Lake
Highest Mountain in Myanmar Hkakabo Razi
Biggest Dam Shweli Dam
Richest person of Myanmar Tay Za
Best places to visit in Myanmar Bagan

Yangon

Kalaw

Mandalay

Kyaiktiyo

Inle Lake

Ngapali

Pindaya

Hsipaw

Hpa-an

Mawlamyine

Mergui

Ngwe Saung

Naypyidaw

Mrauk U

Official Website http://www.president-office.gov.mm/en/
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