Where is Myanmar?

Located in Southeastern Asia, Myanmar has a 6,522.00 km border with Bangladesh (271 km), China (2,129 km), India (1,468 km), Laos (238 km) and Thailand (2,416 km).Burma is the site of several illegal trafficking routes.

Myanmar is an Asian country covering 676,578.00 km2 of which 3.41% is water and 653,508.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 41st largest country in the world and slightly smaller than Texas. Its geographic coordinates are 22 00 N, 98 00 E and Nay Pyi Taw is the capital city.

Both Burma and Myanmar are derived from the name of the majority Burmese Bamar ethnic group.

Its ISO code is MM.

Geography

Myanmar has a mean elevation of 702 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Andaman Sea/Bay of Bengal. Its highest elevation is Gamlang Razi which is 5,870m above tall.

It has a tropical monsoon climate with cloudy, rainy, hot and humid summers with drier winters. Its terrain is predominantly made up of lowlands with some rugged highlands.

Population

Myanmar has a population of 56,890,418 making it the 24th largest in the world. The contry's population is highly concentrated along coastal areas.

Burmese is the official language. The major ethnic groups reported are Burman, Shan, and Karen. The population is mostly Buddhist with a Christian minority.

The dialing code for the country is 95.

Government

Myanmar is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1948. Its constitution was last ratified in 2008.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Myanmar's GDP is $307,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $6,000.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 53rd largest economy and its citizens the 156th richest in the world. The currency of Myanmar is the Kyat (MMK).

Its major export partners are China and Thailand. Its main exports are natural gas, wood products, pulses and beans. Its major import partners are China, Thailand, and Singapore. Its major imports include fabric, petroleum products, and fertilizer.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017