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Republic of the Union of Myanmar
ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်‌
Pyidaunzu Thanmăda Myăma Nainngandaw
FlagCoat of arms
Anthem: 
Location of  Myanmar  (green)in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Myanmar  (green)

in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

CapitalNaypyidaw
19°45′N96°6′E / 19.750°N 96.100°E / 19.750; 96.100
Largest cityYangon (Rangoon)
Official languagesBurmese
Recognised regional languages
Official scriptsBurmese script
Ethnic groups ([1])
ReligionTheravādaBuddhism
DemonymBurmese/Myanma
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryrepublic
 • PresidentHtin Kyaw
 • State CounsellorAung San Suu Kyi
 • 1st Vice PresidentMyint Swe
 • 2nd Vice PresidentHenry Van Thio
LegislatureAssembly of the Union
 • Upper houseHouse of Nationalities
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
Formation
 • Pagan Kingdom23 December 849 
 • Taungoo Dynasty16 October 1510 
 • Konbaung Dynasty29 February 1752 
 • Independence
(from United Kingdom)
4 January 1948 
 • Coup d'état2 March 1962 
 • New constitution30 March 2011 
Area
 • Total676,578 km2 (40th)
261,227 sq mi
 • Water (%)3.06
Population
 • 2014 census51,486,253[2] (25th)
 • Density76/km2 (125th)
196.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$311 billion[3]
 • Per capita$5,952[3]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$74.012 billion[3]
 • Per capita$1,416[3]
HDI (2016)Increase 0.538[4]
low ·143rd
CurrencyKyat (K) (MMK)
Time zoneMMT(UTC+06:30)
Drives on theright
Calling code+95
ISO 3166 codeMM
Internet TLD.mm

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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