About Myanmar

Myanmar (Burma) in Brief

Capital City

Nay Pyi Taw (Naypyidaw)

Geography

Myanmar area covers 675,000 square km

Currency

Kyat. 1 USD = 1,518.50 kyat

Electricity

Electrical main power is 220-230 V / 50 Hz.

“Beautiful MYANMAR”

Myanmar, General Informations

Population: Up to now the population of Myanmar is more than 53 million (annual rate of 1.61% growth). The major ethnic groups are Bamar, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan. In the whole countries there are about more than 100 ethnic groups.

Languages:The main and official language is Myanmar. Most of other ethnic group have own languages and dialects. As a colony of Britain in the past, English is widely spoken and understood.

Literacy: the literacy in Myanmar now is 83.1% (88.7% Male 77.7% Female)

Religions: Buddhist Theravadas 89%, Christian 4%, 4% Muslim, 1% Hindu, animist 1%