About Myanmar

LOCATION

Myanmar is located in South-East Asia between China (the country’s most populous) and India (the second most populous country). Other countries are Laos, Bangladesh and Thailand.

 

GEOGRAPHY

The country covers an area of 677,000 square kilometers, which are 936 km from east to west and 2,090 km from north to south. It ‘a land of hills and valleys, and is bordered to the north, east and west by mountain ranges. Over 50 percent of the total area is covered by forests.

 

POPULATION

The Union of Myanmar is made up of over 135 national races, of which the most dominant national races are Kachin, Kayah, Karen, Chin, Mon, Bamar, Rakhine, Shan. Bamar, the majority race, is about 70 percent. There are about 58 million population rates in Myanmar .

 

RELIGION

The country’s major religion is Buddhism and 85 % of the population is Buddhists. There are also Christians, Muslims, Hindus and some animists.

 

CULTURE

Myanmar lies between two great civilizations, India and China, but has developed its own distinctive culture. Buddhism has great influence on the daily lives of the people of Myanmar. The people have preserved the traditions of close relatives of the system; take the same level of elder parents and teachers as our Lord Buddha.

 

LANGUAGE

The official language is Myanmar. English is widely used among Myanmar people.

 

TIME ZONE

Myanmar Standard Time is 6 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT.

 

ELECTRICITY

You can get electricity 24 hours all of the hotels in Myanmar. The current is running at AC 220 volts, 50 Hz.

 

CLIMATE

Myanmar has three seasons; hot, rainy and cold. The hot season starts from the end of February to the early May and with higher temperatures during the months of March and April (the hottest months 25-33 C). Rainfall is from late May until early October, the fall of rain less than 40 inches in central Myanmar, while the coastal regions of Rakhine and Tanintharyi get about 200 inches. The cold season; the coolest months (15-25 C) starts from November to the end of February with temperature in hilly areas of over 3000 meters is less than 32 ˚ F(0˚ C).

 

FRUIT

As our Myanmar is a tropical country; we are very rich in tropical fruit the year-round, such as mango, durian, jackfruit, pomelo, pineapple, grapefruit, grapes, mangosteen, papaya, orange, apple, watermelon, banana, strawberry and avocado etc..

 

FLORA AND FAUNA

According to the record, there are 1000 bird species, butterflies, insects, 7000 species of plant life. And, you can see more than 300 species of mammals and reptiles.