Geography

Location- southeasten Asia, bordding the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal,Between Bangladesh and Thailand, 2200N,9800E.

Area-Comparative : Slightly smaller than Texas, GB and French combined,Twice the size of Germany & Spain, the biggest in South East Asia Mainland.

N & NE China – 2185 Km

E-Lao – 245 Km

S.E – Thailand – 1800 Km

W – Bangladesh – 193 Km

N.W –India – 1463 Km

Total Area 678,500 Km2

Land Bountry 5876 Km

Cost Line 1930 Km

Climate : Tropical monsoon, cloudy,rainy, hot, humiel summer,

less cloudy, scant rainfall, mild temperature, lower

humidity during Winter.

Rain ( June to September)

Cold ( Oct to Feb)

Summer ( March to May)

Elevation : Lowest Point – Andaman Sea : 0 m

Highest Pont – Hkakabo Razi 5,881 m

Natural Resource : Petroleum, timber, tin, antimony,zinc,copper,tungsten,

Lead coal, marble, limestone, precious stones, gas, etc….

Land use : Arable Land – 14.53 % (31367 mile2 )

Permanent crops – 0.9 %

Other – 84.57 %

Irrigated Land – 15,920 sq km

Capital : Yangon

Population : 58,000,000 – 135 ethnic group

Major National Group : Kachin, Karen, Kayin, Chin, Burma, Mon, Rakhin, Shan

Dialeets : more 100

Nationality : Myanmar, 135 ethnic groups

Myanmar 68% , Shan 9% , Karen 7% , Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3% , India 2%, Mon 2%, Other 5%

Religions : Buddhist 89 % , Christian 4 % (RC 1%, Baptist 3 %),

Muslim 4 %, animist 1 %, Other 2%

Language : Myanmar, ethnic group have their own Lanugages.

Literacy : Total population – 94 %

Administrative divisions : 7 divisions and 7 states

Independence : 4th Jan,1948

River : Ayeyarwaddy – 2092 Km

Navigable – 1600 Km

Drinage Area – 411000 Km 2

Chindwin – 1000 Km

Satween – 1100 Km

Sittaung – 560 Km

Lake : Inn Daw Gyi –

Inle – 242 Km 2

Labour Force : 30 million population

70 % of them are farmers

G.D.P : 57 % in agriculture

9 % in Industry

35 % Services

Export : Agrcultural products, Wood products, food stuffs,

Precious stones, Teak & Hand wood, Natural Gas.

Import : Fabric, petroleum products, plastics, crude oil, machinery , transport equipment, food stuff, constion

materical, crude oil

Currency : Kyat ( 1,5,10,20,50,100,200,500,1000 )

Population Ratio : 49 Male: 51 Female