Question: What is the name of the capital of Myanmar?

What is the latest capital of Myanmar?

List of capitals

State Capital Period
British Burma Yangon 3 May 1945 – 4 January 1948
Japanese Burma Yangon 7 March 1942 – 3 May 1945
Myanmar Yangon 4 January 1948 – 6 November 2005
Nay Pyi Taw 6 November 2005 – present

What was the first capital of Myanmar?

Yangon, also called Rangoon, city, capital of independent Myanmar (Burma) from 1948 to 2006, when the government officially proclaimed the new city of Nay Pyi Taw (Naypyidaw) the capital of the country.

What is the capital of Myanmar map?

Myanmar

Republic of the Union of Myanmar ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်‌ (Burmese) Pyidaunzu Thanmăda Myăma Nainngandaw
Capital Naypyidaw 19°45′N 96°6′E
Largest city Yangon (Rangoon)
Official languages Burmese
Recognised regional languages Kachin Kayah Karen Chin Mon Rakhine Shan

Is Myanmar rich or poor?

At the end of British rule, Myanmar was the second richest country in Southeast Asia. Because of years of isolationist policies, it is now one of the poorest, and around 26 percent of the population lives in poverty.

What was old name of Myanmar?

The official English name was changed by the country’s government from the “Union of Burma” to the “Union of Myanmar” in 1989, and still later to the “Republic of the Union of Myanmar”.

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What is the main religion of Myanmar?

There is significant demographic correlation between ethnicity and religion. Theravada Buddhism is the dominant religion among the majority Bamar ethnic group and among the Shan, Rakhine, Mon, and numerous other ethnic groups.

Why does Burma have two capitals?

Myanmar: Yangon to Naypyidaw

The new capital is more centrally and strategically located. But no official reason has been given for the shift. Some say the move may have been triggered by a warning from an astrologer about a foreign military attack.

Is Myanmar Indian?

India and Myanmar share a long land border of over 1600 km and a maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. A large population of Indian origin (according to some estimates about 2.5 million) lives in Myanmar. India and Myanmar signed a Treaty of Friendship in 1951.

What is the main city in Myanmar?

What is Myanmar location?