Capital: Rangoon (Yangon)
Note: Nay Pyi Taw is the administrative capital

Population (Estimated July 2012): 54,584,650

Area: 676,577km2 or 261,228mi2

Currency: Myanmar Kyat (K)

Official Language: Myanmar (Burmese)

Political Information: Presidential Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion
(approximately 89% of the population is Buddhist, 4% is Christian, 4% is Muslim, 1% is Animist and 2% follow other faiths).

Highest Mountain: Hkakabo Razi at 5,881m or 19,295ft




GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $50.2 billion (US$) or £30,120 million (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

(Estimated 2011): $82.72 billion (US$) or £49,632 million (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $1,300 (US$) or £780 (GBP)



Time Zone (GMT/UTC): +6:30

Counties/Provinces/States: 7 regions (taing-myar, singular – taing) and 7 states (pyi ne-myar, singular – pyi ne)

regions: Ayeyarwady, Bago, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Tanintharyi, Yangon

states: Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Mon, Rakhine (Arakan), Shan


Leaders: President WIN MYINT (since 30 March 2018); Vice Presidents President MYINT SWE (since 16 March 2016) and HENRY VAN THIO (since 30 March 2016); note – President HTIN KYAW (since 30 March 2016) resigned on 21 March 2018; the president is both chief of state and head of government


Additional: Gained independence from the U.K. on the 4th of January 1948.

Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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