About Myanmar
Population: At the time of the last official census in Myanmar, 31 March 1983, the population was 35,442,972. As of July 2013, this was estimated by the CIA World Factbook to have increased to 55,167,330; however, an IMF estimate puts the figure much higher, at 65 million in 2014. Britainbased human rights agencies place the population as high as 80 million.

Main Cities Populatoin: Yangon: over 8 million. Mandalay: over 7 Million. Nay Pyi Taw (capital): over 1 Million.

Languages: The official language and primary medium of instruction of Myanmar is Burmese (65%).18 However, a diversity of languages is spoken in Myanmar, and includes Shan (6.4%), Karen (5.2%), Kachin (1.8%), Chin (1.6%), Mon (1.5%), and Rakhine (1.5%). English is also spoken, particularly by the educated urban elite, and is the second language learnt in government schools.

Age Structure: 0-14 years:26.7%, 15-64 years:68.1%, 65+ years:5.2%.

Climate: Tropical monsoon. Summer (June to September): cloudy, rainy, hot, humid. Winter (December to April): scant rainfall. mild temperatures, lower humidity.

Natural resource: Petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas, hydropower.

Area: 676,578 sq km (second largest country in Southeast Asia),Land: 653,508 sq km,Water: 23,070 sq km

Border countries: Bangladesh: 193 km, China: 2,185 km, India: 1,463 km, Laos: 235 km,Thailand: 1,800 km

Location: Southeast Asia: 22 00 N, 98 00 E (near major Indian Ocean shipping lanes)

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