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Burma Geography

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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)

The most dominant feature of the country is the Irrawaddy River system, the surrounding valleys and the river's massive delta in the south.

In the far south, the Mergui Archipelago contains over 800 islands, most of them completely uninhabited.

The land rises gently into the Shan Plateau in the east, where the average elevation is near 3,200 ft. (1,000 m). In the far north, the land rises sharply into a southern branch of the Himalayan mountain system.

The highest point of the country is Hkakabo Razi, which peaks at 19,294 ft. (5,881 m).

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