Myanmar World Fact - Hostel in Asia


Myanmar This country might be known better as Burma. But it is not the most tourist minded place to go, infact because the government forbids travelling in many areas. Though, worth seeing would be the Yangon city where you in some areas will feel like beeing in the jungle, because of the many trees, and at the same time you can experience the colonial architecture, and one of the most charming cities in Asia.

Area: 676.756 Km²
Population: 41.995.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 62 pop/Km²

System of government: Military regime
Capital: Rangoon (3.875.000 pop.)
Major cities: Mandalay 533.000 pop., Bassein 340.000 pop., Pegu 255.000 pop., Moulmein 205.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Burman 72%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, others 12%
Border countries: Bangladesh and India NORTH-WEST, China NORTH-EAST, Laos EAST, Thailand SOUTH-EAST

Principal mountains: Hkakabo Razi 5881 m
Principal rivers: Irrawaddy 2092 Km, Salween 1100 Km (burmese tract, total 2414 Km), Chindwin 800 Km, Sittang 560 Km
Principal lakes: Indawngy 125 Km², Moyingyi 120 Km²
Principal islands: Ramree, Cheduba, Archipelago of Mergui
Climate: Monsoon tropical

Language: Burmese (official), English
Religion: Buddhist 85%, Animist, Christian, Muslim
Currency: Kyat (MMK)

Fixed public holidays: 4/1, 12/2, 2/3, 27/3, 1/5, 19/7, 25/12
Dialling code: 0095
GMT: +6.30

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