Is Myanmar in Burma?
Myanmar is Burma. The country has two names, depending upon who is referring to the country. See the link.
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No, because the government takes too much money from the people and they kill the people if they don't like them.. It is not a democratic government and the people don't have many freedoms. This is proven by the results of the recent protests there; journalists were kicked out of the country and co…mmunication with the rest of the world was cut off. (MORE)
In 2005, the junta transferred the capital to a newly-built city Napyidaw - "City of the Kings" - in the remote jungle in central Burma (Myanmar). The former capital (and still largest city) of Burma is Rangoon (Yangon).
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Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is a country in southeast Asia in between China, Thailand and India. . Southeast Asia, formerly Burma
Answer . Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand . . Burma, now called Myanmar is located in souther Asia. It's borderd by India and the Inidan ocean to the west, China to the north, Laos and Thailand to the east and Malaysia to the… south. (MORE)
Burma and Myanmar are two names for the same country in southeast Asia. The name Myanmar became the official name in 1989. Myanmar is bordered by India and the Indian ocean to the west, China to the north, Laos and Thailand to the east and Malaysia to the south.
Burma (also known as Myanmar) is ruled by a murderous and merciless military regime. Senior General Than Shwe is the current head of state, with his other co-generals, all of them are members of the so-called State Peace and Development Council. The controlling regime has been criticized for a g…reat number of human rights violations. Shwe's army has destroyed 3,000 villages across the country, launched a terrible campaign against the Muslim minorities in Burma, forcing an estimated 250,000 people to flee to neighbouring country Bangladesh as refugees and recruiting over 70,000 child soldiers at gunpoint. His daughter, Thandar Shwe's wedding, was so extravagant that some of the wedding gifts given to her cost a shocking $50,000,000! The video of the wedding, I think, was smuggled out of Burma and uploaded on Youtube.com, or maybe it was uploaded secretly in Burma... His army, the Tatmadaw, is now nearly half-a-million strong and uses rape as a weapon against the ethnic minorities in Burma. There are over 1,000,000 internally displaced people throughout the country, these people have been forced to choose between slavery or to flee to the jungle...many chose to flee into the jungle and are now struggling to survive. He has continously told the Burmese that his government is following the road to democracy, but the road to democracy that he is talking about is just the road to nowhere and more repression. Shwe is the one and only man who is greatly HATED by the Burmese people, whatever he does, and if he even says that he is leading the Burmese nation and people to prosperity, he's not. Yes it does have a mean bad dictator Rhiannon (MORE)
Buddhism Actually... the major religion is Islam. Buddhism and some other religions are also considered major but Islam is the MAJOR religion.
Because it was done by the controlling military regime. The US and UK do not recognize this name change or many other actions of the military junta.
Thein Sein is the present leader of Myanmar. He was formerlycommander of the military and has been the President of the Burmasince 2011.
After achieving its freedom from the United Kingdom in January of 1948, the former colony became the Union of Burma. On June 18 , 1989, the State Law and Order Restoration Council adopted the name "Union of Myanmar." There is still some controversy over the name change and many English speaking nati…ons do not recognise it officially. (MORE)
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Burma is famous for its golden pagodas. You can see thousands of pagodas from several eras which are scattered throughout the country. Among the ancient cities, Bagan is especially famous for its over 4 thousands pagodas.
UM..............NOTHING!!. LOVE YADANA. Another View: Myanmar is a beautiful country and the people are amazing - generous and warm, despite the oppressive regime.
Myanmar imports several items into their country. Myanmar's mainimports are, machinery, tires, pharmaceutical products, polymers,construction equipment, fuel, vegetable oil, and vehicles.
A number of things but the top three are wood, rice, and pulses. exports; are mainly teak wood,rice,pulses,beans.they export about 6.1 billon dollars per year to thailand,india,china,and last but not least japan
Burma officially became the Union of Myanmar in 1989 however the new name is not universally recognised.
As of October 2014, Thein Sein is the President of Burma, havingpreviously served as the country's Prime Minister. He is a memberof the Union Solidarity and Development Party.
Officially, Burma has been renamed the Union of Myanmar, however some countries, especially the western nations, refuse to recognise this change of name imposed by the military government. The country changed its name in 1989, the year after the military junta, the so-called State Law and Order Rest…oration Council (Now State Peace and Development Council) staged a bloody military coup where thousands of Burmese were brutally killed.. The capital city, Rangoon, is called, by the military government, Yangon. This is also not recognised by some other countries. But in 2005, the junta mysteriously transferred the capital from Rangoon to a newly-built city in the remote jungle in Central Burma, the city of Napyidaw - the "City of the Kings". (MORE)
Myanmar or Burma is the name of a sovereign state located at thesouthwestern region of Asia. Its name comes from two words of theirnative language: 'myan', which means 'swift', and 'ma', which means'strong'.
The borders of Burma (Myanmar) are as follows: South-West: The Bay of Bengal North-West: Bangladesh, India North-East: China South-East: Laos, Thailand, the Andaman Sea
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Burma is located in the continent of Asia. It is bordered by China, India, Thailand, Laos, and Bangladesh. The capital is Rangoon (Yangon).
Burma, which is the former name of the Republic of the Union ofMyanmar, is a country in Southeast Asia. It has a total area of676,578 square kilometers.
In 1989 the country of Burma was renamed the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Rangoon (later known as Yangon) was the capital city until March 2006 when the govenment named Naypyidaw as the new national capital.
it was colonized becasue the british empire wanted control of many countries, and they wanted to take control of the Asian side of the world
It was colonized by the British. Mandalay was the capital or main city- no, the capital was Rangoon , but Mandalay was important and a poem by Kipling. the China-Burma-India theatre was important in World War II. oddly all three have five letters, were at least in part ( Hong Kong for example) Briti…sh spheres of Influence or colonies- and formed the basis of the famous (Three tigers) of Amusements of America carnivals an advertising gimmick. the Tigers where shown on platforms. the names were not normally scribed on them but became- out of tradition, China, Burma, and India! Bonggg! (MORE)
According to wikipedia, Burma's official name is Union of Myanmar.. Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma . Further information: However, Myanmar was originally known as Burma, and that is still its "official" name. No legislature in Burma has actually approved the name Myanmar, which is der…ived from the Burmese short-form name Myanma Naingngandaw and has been promoted by the military authorities in Burma. (MORE)
In the Burmese language Burma can be called either Myanmah or Bama. During British Colonial rule the country was called Burma in English. In 1989 the military Govt. officially changed the English version of the country's name from Burma to Myanmar, it also changed the English versions of many place …names in the country (Like Rangoon to YAngon) (MORE)
The currency in Myanmar is " kyat ". But the government has created "Myanmar dollar" which is being called FEC (Foreign Exchange Certificate) to control the economy.
10 major arts, being known as "Pan Sae Myo". . Pan Pu - Wood/Ivory Carving . Pan Dain - Gold/Silver Smith . Pan Jyee - Art of painting . Pan Tot - decorative work with stucco . Pan Ta Mault - art of stone sculpture . Pan Bae - black smithing . Pan Put - turnery . Pan Yoon - making lacquer-…wares . Pan Yan - craft of a mason . Pan Tinn - making (e.g., huge copper bells) (MORE)
The first king was Anawratha, he was the first but there was forefathers who were just generals and leader of tiny tribes, historian don't name them as kings of Myanmar but leaders who were the creation of the Myanmar empire. So on, the monarch were powerful until the invasion of Britain for jewe…ls and valuable minerals. the Last of the Last of Monarch, Thi Vus, he was a dumb leader who have no idea to prevent Myanmar. (MORE)
Burma is one of the few countries that has no Jewish population, other than tourists and possible foreign workers.
They both are called the same. Burma is the old British name and Myanmar is the native name
Myanmar ISO country codes ISO 2-alpha - MM ISO 3-alpha - MMR See related link below to International Postal Codes .
Burma (Myanmar) covers the range of latitudes between 9.70Â° to 28.55Â° North ... a span of 18.85 degrees of latitude, corresponding to about 1,300 miles north-to-south.
The mountainous state is bordering with Bangladesh and India on the west, and Rakhine state on the south, Magwe and Sagaing divisons on the east. The whole region is made up of high hills and deep valleys, and there is hardly any plain or plateau. The average elevation varies between 1500 and 2700 m…eters, the highest being Nat Ma Taung or Mt. Victoria in southern Chin state at 3100 meters above sea level. Manipur river flows from India into Chin state from the northern tip, passes Ton Zang, Tiddim, Falam and then turns to the east to the low land to join Myittha river in Magwe division. Myittha river in turn flows into Chindwin river in Sagaing division. Near Falam there is a hydroelectric power station. Other important rivers are Kissipanadi or Kaladan river, and Laymyo river both of them flow southward to Rakhine state and later empty themselves into the bay of Bengal (Indian ocean). The rivers in the state are full of rapids and white waters, and thus not suitable for navigation. Only small boats and canoes can travel in certain sections, mostly downstream. Ethnic groups living in Chin state include Chin, Lai, Simbhrin, Kumi, Cho, Siyin, Matu, and Bamar. Majority of population is Christian. Major occupation is agriculture, however it is not well developed due to the scarcity of large valleys and plains. Shifting cultivation is still prevalent. Terrance cultivation is slowly being introduced along the hillsides. Due to difficult terrain human labour is the main driving force of work done. Mountain rice, wheat, maize, coffee, orange, damson and apple are grown. Chin textiles especially blankets and Yaw Longyi (circular ring of cloth worn at the waist to cover the lower part of the body) are famous. Many Chins still use the traditional method of hand weaving. Teak and other hardwoods are found at elevation below 900 meters. Above 900 meters there are oaks and pines. Teak, pines, canes, resin and turpentine are important forest products. Since electricity is not available in most villages people depend on the wood for cooking. Travel and tourism Travel to Chin state is mainly by car on poor roads cut along the mountain sides and valleys. Very rugged nature of the landscape makes travel difficult, and land slides are not un-common. In certain areas cars have to carry shovels and garden hoe to clear the land slide and stones cover. Normal Chin villagers would travel daily on foot from village to village and to and from the farms. Palatwa town in the southern Chin state could be reached from northern Rakhine state by Kissipanadi river. It is possible by only small motor boats. The road from Kyauk Taw (Rakhing state) is good only in the dry season for rough trucks. The other southern towns such as Kanpetlet (where Nat Ma Taung or Mt. Victoria national park is), Mindat, Madupi could be reached from the central plain region. The roads are not so good, however they are in so so conditions. The only north-south highway within the state connects the northern border town of Chikha (close to Indian border) to Ton Zang, Tiddin, Falam, Hakha, Aika and Madupi. From Kalay (Sagaing division) both large and small trucks carrying passengers and goods travel to Tiddin, Falam and Hakha daily in summer (February - July) and winter (October - February). Tourism is by permission. Climbing the peak of Mt. Victoria is usually done from Bagan. In Kampatlet there is (January, 2004) a lodge offering basic bungalow style accommodation. In other towns tourists have to use government guest houses since small private hotels do not have basic tourist facilities. There is a beautiful heart shape lake called "Reh" close to the Indian border, which can be reached from Falam by jeep. The border check point at Chikha is opened to local people only. ......................................................................................................................... (MORE)
In the region, now part of the country- Myanmar (Burma), a group of Tibeto- Burman speaking people called 'Pyu' were the earliest people in the recorded history to settle there around 2nd BCE and built several Pyu city-states, mostly around Irrawady River. . Around 9th Century, another grou…p of Tibeto- Burman speaking people called 'Bamar' (aka. Mranma/Burman/Burmese) migrated into the region and they built the First Burmese Kingdom known as Pagan(Bagan) Kingdom which includes most areas of the country of Myanmar now, and 'Pyu' were absorbed into Burmese ethnic by 13th Century and Pyu language is no longer spoken. People from Europe had known the existence of the Asia continent through trading via 'The Silk Road' and sea routes. . Niccolo de Conti was the first European who was an Italian merchant to visit to the region, now called Myanmar (Burma) around 1421. . During 16th, 17th, 18th Century, Myanmar (Burma) was trading with Portuguese, Dutch, French and British. . British Raj and Burmese Empire (Konbaung Dynasty) fought the First War in 1824, British taking over some of western and southern parts of Burmese Empire. . The Second War between British and Burmese resulted Burmese Kingdom lost Lower Burma to British in 1852. . After the Third War in 1885 between British and the struggling Burmese Kingdom, British gained the whole of Burma and started British Rule in Burma which lasted over 60 years. (MORE)
The Internet has many useful resources in relation to Burma (Myanmar) . Make sure that is it a reputable website (i.e. not a tourist website but one with (.org) or (.gov)). I have always found Lonely Planet extremely good resource to find out general information regarding the history, demography, an…d cultural aspects of Burma. However, it also provides a good insight into whether one should actually travel to Burma or instead boycott the country because of its oppressive government. On the Lonely Planet website you are able to have a quick read of some useful information but it also allows you to purchase the Myanmar book, which I recommend doing. If you are interested in Burma's history, I suggest reading one of the following books: 1. Living Silence: Burma under Military Rule (Politics in Contemporary Asia) - Christina Fink; 2. Letters from Burma - Aung San Suu Kyi (currently under house arrest for protesting and expressing view against the current government); and 3. Burmese Days - George Orwell (interesting read and although fiction novel, discusses what life was like in Burma during colonial times). Hope this helps. (MORE)
No, it was a monarchy back in the 1800s, but later was colonized by the British. Now the military regime rule.
This may hep you,..........the physical features are; you are fat and ugly and you smell like raw fish. Just kidding the physical features are mountains and rivers, for real though,â¥
It is one and the same thing. The area of Burma is part of the Union of Myanmar. It is located in an area called IndoChina and is bordered by China, Thailand and some other small South East Asian places.
There is lots of animals living in Burma such as tigers, white tigers cattle and deer.
No. The military government in Myanmar is beyond the authority of the law. They cannot be sued or indicted on any charge. Additionally, legal and court proceedings are heavily influenced by the executive, resulting in the arrest and detainment of individuals for political reasons as opposed to legal… reasons. (MORE)
"less developed country" Because they only upgrade their military, weapon, military medical university, technology. They do not want to upgrade public universities, cities,etc
Yes, if course Myanmar has internet service. It includes dial up, ADSL broadband, Wimax, Skynet and IP star. ADSL is widely used and speed is up to 2048 kbps. Mobile internet was introduced in 2009. GSM and CDMA 800 network can use internet. GSM speed is 64kbps and CDMA is 3mbps but reduced to 128kb…ps in 2011 due to DDOS attck. But it does not still get back to 3mbps. CDMA users are now facing slow connection. (MORE)
Usually very high - Burma is a tropical country with a lot of rainfall. In fact, it got so wet they changed their name to Myanmar.
States and divisions of Myanmar (Burma) . Thaninthayi . Mon . Yangon . Ayeyarwaddy . Kayin . Bago . Rakhine . Magwe . Mandalay . Kayah . Shan . Sagaing . Chin . Kachin 14 states and divisions
See the geography of Burma. It is a jagged hrombus with a peninsulaat the southeast and coast on southwest.
Burma is actually the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and islocated on the continent of Asia.