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Where is Myanmar?

map showing the location of Myanmar

Located in the continent of Asia, Burma covers 653,508 square kilometers of land and 23,070 square kilometers of water, making it the 40th largest nation in the world with a total area of 676,578 square kilometers.

Myanmar became an independent state in 1948, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Myanmar is 54,584,650 (2012) and the nation has a density of 84 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Myanmar is the Kyat (MMK). As well, the people of Myanmar are refered to as Burmese.

The dialing code for the country is 95 and the top level internet domain for Burmese sites is .mm.

Myanmar shares land borders with 5 countries: India, China, Bangladesh, Thailand, Lao People's Democratic Republic.

To learn more, visit our detailed Burma section.

Quick facts

Population 54,584,650
Density 83.5 / km2 ( 216.3 / mi2 )
Language Burmese
Independence Year 1948
Capital Nay Pyi Taw
Currency Kyat
GDP 64,330,038,665 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 1,179 (2014 data)
Land Area 653,508 km2 (252,321 mi2)
Water Area 23,070 km2 (8,907 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries India, China, Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos
Minimum Longitude 92.200
Maximum Longitude 101.170
Mininum Latitude 9.600
Maximum Latitude 28.540

What is the capital of Myanmar?

map showing the location of Myanmar
Location of Nay Pyi Taw on a map.

Nay Pyi Taw is the capital city of Myanmar. It has a population of 925,000, and is located on a latitue of 19.75 and longitude of 96.13.

Nay Pyi Taw is also the political center of Myanmar, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Nay Pyi Taw, the Capital Of Myanmar

City Nay Pyi Taw
Country Myanmar
Population 925,000
Longitude 96.12972000
Latitude 19.74500000
Elevation 122 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Myanmar

Rank City Population
#1Yangon4,477,638
#2Mandalay1,208,099
#3Nay Pyi Taw925,000
#4Mawlamyine438,861
#5Bago244,376
#6Pathein237,089
#7Monywa182,011
#8Sittwe177,743
#9Meiktila177,442
#10Myeik173,298
#11Taunggyi160,115
#12Myingyan141,713
#13Dawei136,783
#14Pyay135,308
#15Hinthada134,947
#16Lashio131,016
#17Pakokku126,938
#18Thaton123,727
#19Pyin Oo Lwin117,303
#20Yenangyaung110,553

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.