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Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  • ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်
  • Pyidaunzu Thanmăda Myăma Nainngandaw
FlagState seal
Anthem: Kaba Ma Kyei
Till the End of the World
Location of  Burma  (green)in ASEAN  (dark grey)
Location of  Burma  (green)

in ASEAN  (dark grey)

CapitalNaypyidawa
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]
DemonymBurmese / Myanma
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutionalrepublic
 - 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
 - 2012 estimate61,120,000[2][3] (24th)
 - 1983 census35,442,972[4]
 - Density73.9/km2 (119th)
191.5/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
 - Total$111.120 billion[5]
 - Per capita$1,711[5]
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
 - Total$59.427 billion[5]
 - Per capita$915[5]
HDI (2012)Increase 0.498[6]
low ·149th
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 July 26, 2012


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