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Myanmar imports several items into their country. Myanmar's main imports are, machinery, tires, pharmaceutical products, polymers, construction equipment, fuel, vegetable oil, and vehicles.
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Where is Myanmar?

Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is a country in southeast Asia in between China, Thailand and India. . Southeast Asia, formerly Burma

Who is the President of Myanmar?

Senior General Than Shwe is the "Chairman of theState Peace and Development Council", and de facto head of Burma,which has been controlled by the military since 1952. There-elected Prime Minister is Thein Sein , after anelection on November 7, 2010 that is widely viewed as fraudulent.Than Shwe maintains almost all executive, legislative, and judicialauthority in the country and has jailed many of his politicalopponents.

Leader of myanmar?

Thein Sein is the present leader of Myanmar. He was formerlycommander of the military and has been the President of the Burmasince 2011.

When did myanmar get its name?

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 nations do not recognise it officially.

What does Myanmar export?

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

What do the colors on the Myanmar flag mean?

The Blue of the flag of Myanmar represents peace and endurance; red symbolizes courage and gallantry; and white stands for purity and honor. There are also symbols and emblems on the flag. There is a cogwheel and some ears of rice which together represent the country's industry and agriculture, while also standing for the union of the workers and the peasant class. There are 14 stars above the 14 cogs, which symbolise the 14 states of Myanmar. See the related link below.

What is causing a delay of relief to Myanmar?

From what I hear on the news it appears to be the military government therein. Quite why that is I do not know: Burma, as it was formerly, appears to be devastated. It's very sad.

What are the major landmarks of Myanmar?

Shwedagon Pagoda, Kyite Htee Yoe Pagoda, Maha Muni Buddha Statue, Sule Pagoda, Mandalay Moat and Palace, Mandalay Zaygyo Market, Bogyoke Aung San Market, etc...

How did Myanmar get its name?

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'.

Is Myanmar in Burma?

Myanmar is Burma. The country has two names, depending upon who is referring to the country. See the link. Best,

What is the main religion in myanmar?

Myanmar, present day Burma, is a multi-religious country. There is no official state religion, but the government shows preference for Theravada Buddhism, the majority religion. It is approximated that 89% of the population, especially the Bamar, Rakhine, Shan, Mon, and Chinese, practice this religion.

Why was Myanmar colonized?

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

Who is Shwe Myanmar?

Shwe Myanmar is a young intelligent girl. She has a 99.9% average.She is now in grade 6 (2008-2009) and will soon be taking GSAT.She is also a friend of the young author,Asha Boxill.She is the 2nd smartest girl in her class.

What is the money in Myanmar?

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.

Who is the king of Myanmar?

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 jewels and valuable minerals. the Last of the Last of Monarch, Thi Vus, he was a dumb leader who have no idea to prevent Myanmar.

What they eat in myanmar?

For breakfast => Paratha, fried rice or sticky rice with boiled peas (whole yellow peas), Chinese cruller fried bread stick (You-Tiao), Mon-hinn-ga (Burmese fish noodle soup), Coconut noodle Lunch and dinner => Rice and curry, sour vegetable soup or noodles or Biryani

How old is Myanmar?

Myanmar can date back to as far as 2000 years, but the first officially known kingdom start at 1000 years, the Bagan Empire

What is postcode of Myanmar?

Myanmar ISO country codes ISO 2-alpha - MM ISO 3-alpha - MMR See related link below to International Postal Codes .

Do not in myanmar?

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 meters, 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. .........................................................................................................................

When was Myanmar discovered?

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 group 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.

What type of government Myanmar has?

Myanmar - or Burma as it was once called - is currently under the control of a military junta which toppled the previous, democratic government in 1962. The current rule has been characterized by Soviet-style government control and harsh crack-downs on those who have voiced opposition to the regime.

Is Myanmar a Monarchy?

No, it was a monarchy back in the 1800s, but later was colonized by the British. Now the military regime rule.

What are the basic problems in Myanmar?

Problems of Myanmar: The basic problems of Myanmar can be classified into three areas: poverty, dictatorship, and illegal markets. First, the economy is improvised and largely based on sustenance agriculture where people are just trying to survive. In such poverty healthcare and education are unaffordable. Myanmar is one of the poorest nations in the world with a per capita income of under $500 per year which is similar to Afghanistan's. Therefore, it is one of the 25 poorest nations in the world out of almost 200 nations. The second, and most dire, problem is the tyrannous dictatorship now ruling the nation. A small group of military leaders and their family and friends use the nation's resources to benefit themselves or increase the military in order to keep control. The military has doubled from 400,000 over the last decade. All land is technically owned by the government. Rich resources like oil, natural gas, timber, gold, and gems are exploited for the benefit of the ruling class. Hydroelectric dams are displacing thousands as well as forced emigration of ethnic groups the regime doesn't like. Agricultural chemicals are overused, or illegal chemicals, are used to increase crop yields thus destroying the environment so as to build a cash export rice crop. Malnutrition ravages the people of Myanmar due to the best land being used for export markets. Even the forests are being depleted for export. Third, illegal border and trans-border markets are increasing illegal trade. Tiger and leopard skins are sold to rich foreign souvenir hunters, live turtles sold almost to extinction, Asian elephants killed for ivory, and humans trafficked like animals of burden. Young boys and girls are often sold by their family's in desperation due to lack of food or opportunities. These children are sold as servants or sex slaves mostly in Thailand but also to other Asian nations. I, Thaddeus Andreski, have been a social studies teacher for seven years now and stay abreast of conditions in Asia and the world.

What is the national food of Myanmar?

Rice and curry are staple food for lunch and dinner, and curries are almost spicy as thai food. Spicy curries with sauce are generally cooked by ginger, garlic, red pepper, fish sauce, onion and tomatoes, and used to cook it with a lot of sauce. Monhinkhar; rice noodle and coconut noodle is the most favourite for breakfast, and tea, coffee, chinese foods too. And rice cake, called Bain Mont, is the traditional food and well-liked by everybody.

How do you become a lawyer or a prosecutor in Myanmar?

At first, you need to go to the university as a law student.After you completed your degree in law major you have to choose three different ways such as a Judicial officer, prosecutor and private lawyer.If you want to be a public servant officer in the law field as a judge or law officer(solicitor) have to entry for the concerned examination board, then if you pass the exam you will attend the public servant training school about five months for general administration course and eventually you will become a judge or public solicitor.But if you choose the way of private lawyer its more difficult than field of law in government sector.After you accomplished your law degree, you need to apply for the permit as a apprentice lawyer at the Supreme Court.During these apprentice period you have to make ensure the practice the way how to liaise with the judicial office,the clients and the society within a year.After all you can apply to the supreme court,attached with satisfied documents of your legal training master to get a higher grade pleader license certificate.

Why is Myanmar an LEDC?

"less developed country" Because they only upgrade their military, weapon, military medical university, technology. They do not want to upgrade public universities, cities,etc

What rights do citizens have in Myanmar?

i dont think that citizen in myanmar are given any fundamental rights.in a democracy each and every citizen have right to freedom of expresion but not in myanmar.right to live is not even fully secured and right to constitutional remidies is not their. i think life of myanmar's citizen is far worse than of animals

How was Myanmar chosen?

if they called Burma, it is not only burmese people live there, there are 8 major ethnic groups live in Myanmar with their own states. So they change their name from Burma to Myanmar.

Does Myanmar Burma have internet service?

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 128kbps in 2011 due to DDOS attck. But it does not still get back to 3mbps. CDMA users are now facing slow connection.

What are some celebrations in Myanmar?

These are some of the most famous celebrations, festivals and holidays of Myanmar. January/February - Independence Day (4th of January), this major public holiday is marked by a seven-day fair at Yangon's Kandawgyi lake, and nationwide fairs. - Union Day (12th of February), this day marks Bogyoke Aung San's short-lived achievement of unifying Mayanmar's disparate ethnic groups. For two weeks preceding Union day, the national flag is paraded from town to town, and wherever the flag rests there must be a festival. the lunar month of Tabodwe culminates in a rice-harvesting festival on the new-moon day. February/March - Shwedagon Festival, the lunar month of Tabaung brings the annual Shwedagon Festival, the largest paya pwe (pagoda festival) in Myanmar. the full-moon day in Tabaung is also an auspicious occasion for construction of new paya, and local paya pwes are held. - Peasants' day (2nd of March), dedicated to the nations' farmers. - Armed Forces (or Resistance) Day (27th of March), Armed Forces Day is celebrated with parades and fireworks. Since 1989 the government has made it a tradition to pardon a number of prisoners on this day. April/May - Buddha's Birthday, the full-moonday of Kason is celebrated as the Buddha's birthday, the day of his enlightenment and the day he entered nibbana (nirvana). As such, it is known as the 'thrice-blessed day'. The holiday is celebrated by the ceremonial watering of of the sacred banyan tree. One of the best places to observe this ceremony is at Yangon's Shwedagon Paya, where a procession of girls carries earthen jars to the pagoda's three banyan trees. - Water festival (or Thingyan), this is the celebration of the Myanmar New Year. - Worker's Day (1st of May) although the government renounced socialism in 1989, the country still celebrates May Day as Workers' Day. June/July - Martyr's Day (19th of July), this date commemorates the assassination of Bogyoke Aung San and his comrades on that day in 1947. Wreaths are laid at Bogyoke Aung San's mausoleum north of the Shwedagon Paya in Yangon. These are some examples of the celebrations in Myanmar. Credits for information from Lonely Planet, Myanmar (Burma). For even more info read Lonely Planet, Myanmar (Burma), 2005. Thank you.

Why is Thailand the allies of myanmar?

They are not really at all. There are often border schirmishes (firing of grenades etc over the border) - and border crossings being closed. This has not happened for a couple of years now, but they are far from allies. They are both part of Asean.

Is there any Samurais in Myanmar?

The samurai are no more. Only their traditions and arts remain. People do live by these codes, that's probably the closest you would get to a samurai. But I do know there are a few people in Myanmar who learn the arts and live by the code. Hope this helped!

Do people in Myanmar speak French?

For the most part, no . The majority of people in Myanmarspeak Burmese, which is the official language. The primary languageof instruction in Myanmar is English.

What are myanmars major religions?

The main religions of the country are Buddhism (89.2%), Christianity (5.0%), Islam (3.8%), Hinduism (0.5%), Spiritualism (1.2%) and others (0.2%). Religious intolerance or discrimination on grounds of religion is nonexistent in the Union of Myanmar throughout its long history.