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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.
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Myanmar is part of Asia.
Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is a country in southeast Asia in between China, Thailand and India. Southeast Asia, formerly Burma
The capital city of Myanmar (Burma) is Naypyidaw. Naypyidaw
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 o…f 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. .........................................................................................................................
there are 3seasons hot, cold and rainy
Land Of Golden Pagoda.
Myanmar is Burma. The country has two names, depending upon who is referring to the country. See the link. Best,
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Myanmar ISO country codes ISO 2-alpha - MM ISO 3-alpha - MMR See related link below to International Postal Codes .
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,indi…a,china,and last but not least japan
No, it was a monarchy back in the 1800s, but later was colonized by the British. Now the military regime rule.
"less developed country" Because they only upgrade their military, weapon, military medical university, technology. They do not want to upgrade public universities, cities,et…c
The population of Myanmar (Burma) is 50,020,000 making it the 24th most populous country.
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 Cou…ncil 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.