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Political Map of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam
Choose a country file from the list below: The Cambodia region is situated in the southwest part of the Indochinese peninsula in southheast Asia. Its borders include Thailand in the NW and W, Laos in the NW and NE, Vietnam in the EE and SSE and the Gulf of Thailand in the SSE.......
LaaS is a land-locked nation on the Indian-Chinese peninsula in Southeast Asia. The eastern part is linked to Vietnam, the northern and northeastern parts to Myanmar (Burma) and China, the southern part to Cambodia and the western part to Thailand....... Burma is situated on the continent of Southeast Asia.
The area is bordered by China in the northern and northeastern parts, Laos in the eastern part, Thailand in the eastern and southeastern parts, India in the northwestern part, Bangladesh in the western part and the Andaman Sea in the southern part....... Situated in the centre of continental Asia. The Andaman Sea in the western part, Myanmar in the western and northwestern parts, Laos in the eastern and northeastern parts, Cambodia in the eastern part and Malaysia and the Gulf of Thailand in the southern part........
Viet Nam is in Southeast Asia. Its eastern border is the South China Sea, its western border is Laos and Cambodia and its northern border is China........
Burma map, detailed map of Myanmar (Burma)
By 300 B.C., South Burma had a wealthy civilisation named Mon, whose population was living on the shores of the Salween and Sittaung Rivers. The Pyu established themselves in North Burma in 100 B.C. and built town states from the 1. to the 9. mill.
Next to reach the area were the Bamar or Burmese, who came from China and Tibet. Today, about 2/3 of the Burmese nationality is of Burmese descent. It was united under the pagan domination from the eleventh to the thirteenth centurys, followed by the reign of the Toungoo family in the sixteenth and the Konbaung in the eighteenth.
Mandalay was founded as the capitol during the reign of Konbaung and became the last capitol of Burma's monarch. Britain began to enter the area in the early 1800s, and in 1886 Burma finally became a provincial territory of Britain and India. Rebellion and nationwide uprisings against Britain's reign came into the nation's mind when a students' strikes took place at Rangon University in 1920.
Aung San became vice-chairman of the executive council of Burma in 1947, which was the interim administration from Britain's reign to Burma's autonomy, but was murdered in July of that year. Myanmar became an autonomous country on January 4, 1948, but a triumphant 1962 coup d'état placed the nation under forces.
Burma's name was subsequently renamed Myanmar in 1989 when a new army rule took power. In 2011 the army jungle was disbanded, thus forming today's democracy. Myanmar is situated in southeastern Asia. This is the second biggest state in the area, bordering China to the North and North-East, Laos and Thailand to the East and South-East, India and Bangladesh to the South and the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea to the North and South.
Burma has every kind of scenery except the deserts - the north of the land has icy mountain peaks, while the south has tropical jungle. Myanmar is a unified PRC state. Part of the members of the Assembly are nominated by the army, while the remainder take up their duties through electors.
Since Myanmar was banned from tourist travel for much of its contemporary past, it was not until the army passed the power to the masses that the tourist industry began to grow. Yangon, the former capitol, is the most frequented town in the state. Famous for its colorful architectural style and historical heritage, Yangon prides itself on being home to the Shwedagon - the most revered of pagodas in Southeast Asia.
Another town in Myanmar whose sacred relics and antique landmarks are much-loved touristic landmarks. More than 2000 monasteries, Stupa's and Pagoda's exist in the town, the most famous of which are the Ananda monasteries from 1091 and the Shwe Sandaw temple, where natives and visitors meet to observe the sunset on the Bay of Bengal.
Mandalay, another former capitol, is the geographical centre of Myanmar. It' s the economical and at the same time it is the home of more than half of the nation's friars and a town surrounded by walls for the Royal Palace. It' also known to be a bicycle town where most people would rather cycle than drive.
Burma also has wonderful sands. Ngwe Saung Beach is one of the longest in Southeast Asia with 9 nautical mile of sandy beach. Teaching English is mandatory from nursery school as a second tongue and is mandatory, but only until the end of primary school where the kids are aged 9 years, in comparison to the 16 years of life in most countries.
Alphabetisation in the state is 89.7% and about 1.2% of the government's total budgets are earmarked for financing schooling. Burma is one of the few countries in the worid where clumsiness is a symbol of wellbeing. Coca Cola was banished from the land until 2013. The New Year's Day in Myanmar is on April 16th and includes a 3-day-party.
Burma has one of the most corruption-stricken regimes and its army regimes are regarded as one of the most exploitative in the underworld.