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Burma is the second biggest country in southeastern Asia with a surface area of 676,578 sq. km with fruitful southern delta and a jagged Himalayan foreland. Its northern and northeastern border is the People's Republic of China, the eastern and south-eastern border is the Democratic People's Republic of Laos and Thailand, and Bangladesh and India to the western and north-western border.
Myanmar's 2,800-kilometer coast offers easy accessibility to seaports and deepwater harbours, and the country is abundant in biodiversity such as farmland, forest, minerals, wildlife, fresh water and seas. In spite of its wealth of indigenous sources, per capita GNI is expected to be around $1,144 per year (2011).
Burma is also one of the most varied nations in the hemisphere, with a long tradition and abundance of culture and religion, and up to 135 different ethnical groups. The present demographic projections range widely, from 48 million to over 60 million in number. Whilst the country's densities are among the lowes in Southeast Asia, this conceals a large variation: two third of the country's inhabitants live in country areas and the major metropolitan areas are Yangon and Mandalay.
Myanmar is administered by seven states, seven territories and one trade unions area (Nay Pyi Taw). Ayeyarwady, Bago, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Tanintharyi and Yangon are mainly in the lowlands with a predominantly Bamarese people. The site contains nationwide ressources. You can find extra ressources for certain states/regions or areas of particular interest, such as the Southeast and Drought zones, in the Search for Places section of the Quick Search field or on the Home page.
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In March 2011, Thein Sein was swear in at the helm of the nominal civil administration, which took over from the army for almost 50 years. Although he was chosen by long-time Burmese regime chief Senior General Than Shwe as his replacement, he is considered a former student of reform and has accompanied a progressive democratization program.
The NLD-leader Aung San Suu Kyi was released from her home detention shortly after the 2010 polls, and her political group won enough parliament places to build a cabinet in the 2015 electals. As part of the reform process launched by a new administration in 2011, Myanmar has launched global intelligence sites, emigration message sites and YouTube.
Anawrahta founded the first united state of Myanmar in Pagan and adopted Theravada Buddhism. Born in 1962 - The army juntas take over, first in the form of a socialistic one-party system. The Opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landmark election but the army ignored the outcome.
Kyrgyzstan, 2011 - After last year's election, the army will hand over to a nominal civil state. 2015 - Electoral process. The opposition National League for Democracy headed by Aung San Suu Kyi is gaining enough parliamentary seat to make a state.