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Myanmar, formerly Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia bordered by Thailand, Laos, China, India, Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal. The country has a checkered history marked by various kingdoms and colonial rule. Since 1962, Myanmar has been under military rule, which continues to this day, except for a brief period from 2011 to 2021 when democratic elements and a civilian president were introduced as head of state. Myanmar has a rich culture and is known for its Buddhist temples and stupas, including the Shwedagon Pagoda in the capital Yangon and the temples of Bagan.

Attractions and sights

Country data Myanmar

Myanmar at a glance

Area678500 km2
CurrencyKyat (MMK)
Neighboring countriesPeople's Republic of China, Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh und India

Map Myanmar

Country borders and location of the capital

Cities in Myanmar