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Myanmar Overview

Posted by in on 5-16-13

Myanmar, or Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is a country in Southeast Asia. It lies on the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea coast with Bangladesh and India to the west, China to the north, and Laos and Thailand to the east.
Capital      Naypyidaw
Government     unitary presidential republic
Currency     kyat (MMK)
Area     total: 678,500 km2
land: 657,740 km2
water: 20,760 km2
Population     60,280,000 (2010 estimate)
Language     Burmese (official), English, Shan dialects, Kayin, Mon, Chinese dialects (Hokkien, Cantonese), Hindi, Tamil
Religion     Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%, other 2% (mostly Hindu)
Electricity     220V/50Hz (American and/or Central Europe plug)
Country code     +95
Internet TLD     .mm
Time Zone     UTC+6:30
Emergencies     dial 999

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