Union of Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar was very isolated with the outside world for
years. It is the second largest in South-East Asia
and 40th largest country in the world, situated in
South East Asian, has 7 divisions and 7 states.
Myanmar is the union of different ethnic which has
its own languages and dialects. It is home to the
676, 577 sq km
Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand.
Nay Pyi Taw
The largest City
Yangon, formal capital with over 5 Millions
Second Largest City
Mandalay, the last Royal kingdom, about 1.5
Main national races
Bamar(68%), Shan, Chin, Mon, Karin, Kachin,
Kayah and Rakhine made up of 135 tribes officially.
+ 54.3 millions
Buddhist (89%), Christian (4%), Muslin (2%),
Hindu (2%), Animist (1%).
Burmese (office used) and others + 100
GMT +6h 30
Jan 4, 1948 (from United Kingdom)
Natural gas, Hydropower, Petroleum, Timber, Tin,
Copper, Zinc, Antimony, Lead, Coal, Tungsten,
Marble, Limestone, Precious Stone, especially Ruby,
Jade, Sapphire, Pearl. Myanmar ruby and jade are
very famous because of its qualities.
Highest snow-capped Mountain
Hkakabo Razi, 5881 m or 19296 ft, in northern
Myanmar which streams from Himalya slopes and the
highest peak in South-East Asia.
Ayeyarwaddy, 2170 km
Ethnic Group in Myanmar
Myanmar is the most ethnically mixed country in
South East Asia. There are 8 major ethnic groups
which belong to 135 tribes officially. Bamar Group
includes 9 tribes. Kachin Group; 12 tribes Kayah
Group; 9 tribes Kayin Group; 11 tribes Chin Group;
53 tribes Mon Group; 1 tribe Rakhine Group; 7 tribes
Shan Group; 33 tribes
89% of population are followers of Buddhism and
there is a freedom of worship for other religions,
Christianity: 4%, Islam: 2%, Hinduism: 2% and others
1%. You will see the Buddhist temples and pagodas,
Hindu Temples, Church, Mosques and monasteries in
the cities. Of course there are large number of
Buddhist temples and pagodas everywhere in Myanmar.
The people are deeply pious and religion plays a
vital role in a typical Myanmar life. Every Buddhist
young boy or man is expected to be a temporarily
monk or novice life at least once in his lifetime.
And a few Buddhist girls or women enter to the nun
life order too. There are about 400 000 monks in