Myanmar in Brief
Myanmar, known as “The Golden Land” in ancient times and today with its rich natural resource and diversity of attractions, it still deserve to be called “ The Golden Land”. With a land area of 676,577 sq km, bounded by mountain complex in the north, east and west, and enclosed by the Adman Sea and the Bay of Bengal in the south, southwest, and west, Myanmar is the second largest country in the Southeast Asia region, sharing borders with Bangaladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. Nay Pyi Taw is the administrative capital of Union of Myanmar and commercial city is Yangon.
The total population of Myanmar is about 60million.
There are 135 national races in Myanmar by official count. The Bamar is the majority group, comprising about 65 percent of the 60 million population. The other main groups are Shan, Kachin, Chin, Kaya, Kayin, Mon and Rakhine with various sub groups that often speak different languages. Each national races group has its own culture and they preserve their traditions and customs.
Religion & Culture
Myanmar is predominantly a Buddhist county with the Buddhists making up abot 80 percent of the population. There are also Christians, Muslims and Hindus and animist, Nat worshippers, live in harmony and peace. Myanmar culture has been heavily influenced by Buddhism; lies between two great civilizations, India and China, and is also influenced by that of India, yet Myanmar has developed its own culture with distinctive characteristics.
Myanmar climate can be described as tropical monsoon climate. There are three distinct season in Myanmar: The cold and dry season (November-February) with average monthly temperatures of between 20°C and 24°C. The hot-dry season (March-April) with average monthly temperatures between 30°C and 35°C. The wet season (May - October) with average temperature between 25°C and 30°C.