Myanmar Capital City YangonYangon, capital of Myanmar
Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw
Nay Pyi Taw means "Royal Capital", "Throne" in Burmese, covering 7,055 square kilometers, 3.2 kilometers from the city of Pyinmana in the western part and about 400 kilometers from Yangon in the northern part. The old city of Pyinmana and Lewe, Naypyitaw has a rich variety of attractions to discover; busy market towns, Pagoda and nice cloisters.
From 6.11.2005 Nay Pyi Taw became the administration capital of Myanmar. On March 27, 2003, the capital's legal name was made known. By 2009 the capital Nay Pyi Taw had about 925,000 inhabitants and Nay Pyi Taw became the third biggest city in Myanmar after Yangon and Mandalay.
Newpyidaw - The capital of Myanmar. The Nay Pyi Taw is one of the x youngest capitals in the whole wide globe and was constructed in four years. At 11:00 a.m. on 11 November 2005, 1,100 lorries with 11 German Army regiments and 11 German ministers departed from Yangon to the new capital.
Many different views exist on why the Myanmar authorities have chosen to move Myanmar's capital Yangon to Nay Pyi Taw Capital. There is no place to extend the capital according to the Myanmar government's statement that the Yangon was too small and overcrowded. So, they made the decision to move the capital to Nay Pyi Taw.
There were many who argue that Nay Pyi Taw lies at the more important geographical location than Yangon, which was the central junction of the whole federation that can better serve other states, strategically situated to the northeast, westward and eastward. The Nay Pyi Taw capital is made up of eight counties:
Pohbla Thiri, Uttara Thiri, Zabu Thiri, Dekhina Thiri, Pyinmana and Tatkone Lewwe. Transport link between the capital Nay Pyi Taw and the trade centre - Yangon and culture centre - Mandalay is 4 to 6-lane motorway of 700 mile. There are also other flight paths connecting Nay Pyi Taw with other Myanmar travel locations such as Bagan, Heho, Sittwe, Myikyina, Kyaing Tong and others.
Myanmar's authorities are pressing ly developing Nay Pyi Taw to become an important global hub to be completed in 2012 and are planning to construct a Nay Pyi Taw - Yangon high-speed rail line for urban transport.