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Republic of the Union of Myanmar
ပြည်ထောင်စုသမ္မတမြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်
Pyidaunzu Thanmăda Myăma Nainngandaw
FlagState seal
Anthem: 
Location of  Burma  (green)in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Burma  (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
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialrepublic
 - PresidentThein Sein
 - Vice-Presidents
LegislatureAssembly of the Union
 - Upper houseHouse of Nationalities
 - Lower houseHouse of Representatives
Formation
 - Pagan Dynasty23 December 849 
 - Toungoo 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)2014 estimate
 - Total$244.331 billion[3]
 - Per capita$4,751[3]
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - Total$65.291 billion[3]
 - Per capita$1,269[3]
HDI (2013)Steady 0.524[4]
low ·150th
CurrencyKyat (K) (MMK)
Time zoneMST(UTC+06:30)
Drives on therightb
Calling code+95
ISO 3166 codeMM
Internet TLD.mm
a.Some governments recognise Yangon (Rangoon) as the
national capital.[1]
b.Road infrastructure is still for driving on the left.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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