Myanmar is a country in Southeast Asia, formerly known as Burma. The name of the country was changed in 1989, and this change of name has been officially recognized by the United Nations. However, some states, such as the United States, do not recognize this change of name, since they do not recognize the military government which instituted it. Today, many people use Myanmar, which is a derivative of the Burmese short-form name Myanma Naingngandaw, regardless of their opinion of the military government.

Pyidaungzu Myanma Naingngandaw
coat of arms
(In Detail) (Full size)
National motto: Xxxxx
Official language Burmese
Capital Yangôn
Capital's coordinates 16° 46' N, 96° 10' E
Largest City Yangon
Chairman, State Peace and Development Council Sr. Gen. Than Shwe
Prime Minister Khin Nyunt
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 39th
678,500 km²
xx% / Negligible
 - Total (2003)
 - Density
Ranked 27th
 - Total (Year)
 - GDP/head
Ranked xth

xxx,xxx millions $
xx,xxx $
Currency Kyat
Time zone UTC +6:30 (DST, yes or not)
 - Declared
 - Recognised
From the UK
January 4, 1948
National anthem Gba Majay Bma (We Shall Love Burma)
Internet TLD .MM (formerly .BU)
Calling Code95

Table of contents
1 History
2 Politics
3 Administrative divisions
4 Geography
5 Economy
6 Demographics
7 Culture
8 Miscellaneous topics
9 External links and references


Main article: History of Myanmar


Main article: Politics of Myanmar

Administrative divisions

Main article: Administrative divisions of Myanmar

Myanmar is divided into 7 divisions* (yin-mya, singular - yin) and 7 states (pyine-mya, singular - pyine): Chin State, Ayeyarwady*, Bago*, Kachin State, Kayin State, Kayah State, Magway*, Mandalay*, Mon State, Rakhine State, Sagaing*, Shan State, Tanintharyi*, Yangon*


Main article: Geography of Myanmar


Main article: Economy of Myanmar


Main article: Demographics of Myanmar


Main article: Culture of Myanmar

(see also: music of Myanmar)

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Miscellaneous topics

External links and references

Countries of the world  |  Asia

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