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Burma's Information

Flag of Burma
Land Area 653,508 km2
Water Area 23,070 km2
Total Area 676,578 km2
Population 56,890,418
Population Density 84.09 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $307.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $6,000
Currency Kyat (MMK)
Largest Cities
  • Yangon (4,477,638)
  • Mandalay (1,208,099)
  • Nay Pyi Taw (925,000)
  • Mawlamyine (438,861)
  • Bago (244,376)
  • Pathein (237,089)
  • Monywa (182,011)
  • Sittwe (177,743)
  • Meiktila (177,442)
  • Myeik (173,298)
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • King Alaungpaya former king
  • Ludu Daw Amar journalist, writer
  • King Anawrahta former king
  • Alexander Aris human rights activist
  • Aye Aung democracy activist
  • Htin Aung author, scholar of Burmese culture
  • Mo Mo Myint Aung actress
  • Myint Aung film director, actor
  • Mun Awng singer, songwriter, activist
  • Mya Aye human rights activist
  • Saya Aye painter
  • Sitt Nyein Aye painter
B - G
  • King Bagyidaw former king
  • Maha Bandoola former commander-in-chief Burmese military forces
  • King Bayinnaung former king
  • Khun Bedu political activist
  • King Bodawpaya former king
  • Yan Yan Chan activist
  • Khin Myo Chit author, editor
  • Ka Chun satirist, journalist, novelist, painter, cartoonist
  • Kan Chun painter
  • King Binnya Dala former king
  • Ngwe Gaing artist
  • U Gambira activist
  • Peter Gordeno dancer, recording artist
  • Ba Gyan cartoonist
  • Ohn Gyaw politician, former diplomat
  • Maung Maung Gyi painter
  • Po Par Gyi opera performer, film actor
  • Lun Gywe painter
  • Thein Han painter
  • Kyaw Hein actor
  • Ludu U Hla journalist, writer, publisher
  • Kyaw Hlaing painter
  • Minfong Ho writer
  • King Hsinbyushin former king of Burma
  • Swe Zin Htaik actress
  • Ba Htay civil servant
  • Kyi Kyi Htay actress, opera performer, dancer
  • Khin Khin Htoo writer
  • Ye Htoon lawyer, entrepreneur
  • Eike Htun businessman
  • Mi Mi Khaing scholar, educator
  • Aung Khin painter
  • Myint Myint Khin actress
  • Pe Khin ambassador
  • Aye Ko former acting president
  • Taw Sein Ko archaeologist
  • Zaw Htet Koko political activist
  • Aung San Suu Kyi political leader
  • K continued
  • Ba Kyi artist
  • U Kyin civil servant, diplomat
  • Htay Kywe pro-democracy activist
  • Su Shun Lai actress
  • Nay Phone Latt blogger, activist
  • Wendy Law-Yone writer
  • Dagon Khin Khin Lay writer, publisher
  • Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay novelist, publisher, journalist
  • Dr. M. Shaw Loo first medical doctor from Myanmar
  • Aung Lwin actor, director
  • Sein Lwin former president
  • Htein Lin painter, artist, activist
  • Khet Mar journalist, activist, writer, poet, essayist
  • Cynthia Maung human rights activist, physician
  • Kin Maung painter
  • Maung Maung former president, writer
  • Nay Win Maung physician, businessman, activist
  • Saw Maung founder state law and order restoration council
  • Thu Maung actor, singer
  • Tin Maung actor, director, producer
  • Win Maung former president
  • Khin Yu May actress, singer
  • Sin Yaw Mg Mg director, producer
  • Mie Mie democracy activist
  • Maung Thit Min composer, writer
  • Sanda Min politician
  • King Mindon former king
  • Lwin Moe actor
  • Tin Moe poet
  • The Moustache Brothers comedians
  • Aung Myint painter
  • Hla Myint politician, former brigadier general
  • May Win Myint politician, physician
  • Tun Myint activist
  • Win Pe Myint painter
  • Yei Myint painter


  • Min Ko Naing activist
  • King Nanda former king
  • King Narameikhla former king
  • Crown Prince Ka Naung former crown prince
  • Khin Than Nu actress
  • Su Su Nway democracy activist, political prisoner
  • Ba Nyan painter
  • Chan Nyein engineer
  • Myoma Nyein musician, composer
  • Soe Nyunt writer, composer, journalist
O - P
  • Khin Ohmar democracy activist
  • Khun Htun Oo politician
  • Tin Oo former commander-in-chief, activist
  • Tin Tun Oo publisher
  • Win Oo actor, director, writer, singer, publisher
  • Hla Pe linguist
  • Pakokku U Ohn Pe writer
  • Hso Khan Pha human rights activist
  • Zoya Phan political activist
  • PoPo artist
  • Nyi Pu actor, director
  • Aung Pwint journalist, film director
  • Myawaddy Mingyi U Sa poet, composer, playwright, general, statesman
  • General Aung San nationalist leader
  • Mahn Thet San academic, civil servant
  • Saya San leader of anti-British rebellion
  • Po Sein actor, singer, dancer
  • Thein Sein politician, military figure, president
  • Kyi Phyu Shin film director
  • May Shin actress, singer
  • Maung Shwe civil servant
  • Than Shwe military leader, politician
  • Shwebomin, Crown Prince of Burma pretender to throne of Burma
  • Aung Soe painter
  • Tin Soe ambassador
  • Abraham Sofaer actor
  • Aung San Suukyi activist, leader of National League for Democracy
  • Hla Myint Swe politician
  • Kyaw Swe actor, film director
  • May Sweet actress, singer
  • King Tabinshwehti former king
  • Min Tein ambassador
  • Sao Shwe Thaik former president
  • Ohn Than democracy activist
  • U Thant diplomat, former secretary-general of United Nations, journalist, writer
  • King Tharyarwaddy former king
  • Mya Thaung painter
  • Aung Thaw archaeologist
  • Zayar Thaw musician, politician
  • Myint Thein pro-democracy activist
  • Nilar Thein democracy activist, political prisoner
  • Ba Thet painter
  • Kyaw Thet historian
  • Paw Oo Thet painter
  • King Thibaw former king
  • Lu Tin artist
  • Wai Hnin Pwint Thon activist
  • Kyaw Thu actor
  • Thukha director, songwriter, scriptwriter, film actor
  • Maung Thura (Zarganar) writer, director, actor, comedian, satirist
  • Nandawshay Sayar Tin musician, composer
  • U Tin architect, engineer
  • Win Tin politician, activist
  • Nay Toe actor, comedian
  • Charm Tong human rights activist
  • Kyi Soe Tun director, producer, screenwriter
  • Than Tun historian
  • Thaung Tun editor, filmmaker, poet
U - W
  • Ba U former president
  • Ludu Uttla journalist, writer, publisher
  • Ka Hsaw Wa human rights activist
  • King Wareru former king
  • Wathone painter
  • Kawleikgyin Ne Win actor, director
  • Ne Win former chairman of revolutionary council, former president, former prime minister, military commander
  • Rebecca Win musician
  • San Win painter
  • Sanda Win politician
  • Sein Win activist
  • Wunna director
Y - Z
  • Kyaw Yin balloonist
  • Moe Aung Yin actor
  • U Shwe Yoe cartoonist, actor, comedian, dancer
  • Khin Hnin Yu writer
  • San Yu former president, former commander-in-chief of Tatmadaw
  • Zarganar comedian, actor, director
  • Maung Zarni activist
  • Myo Min Zaw activist
  • Zaw One actor, singer
  • Zeya actor
  • Moethee Zun activist

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