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Area (km²) in Myanmar
The area ( "square kilometers") in Myanmar was given in 2016 at 676590 square kilometers, according to the World Bank's compilation of World Bank evolution indices assembled from official wells. This enables customers to access tens of thousands of historical information, access our real-time business calendars, sign up for newsletters, and get currency, commodity, equity and bond prices.
The area is the area of a land, which includes areas under fresh waters and some inshore waters.
Myanmar: ecological footprint
Myanmar, the land formerly known as Burma, was an environment pararia with a high level of deforestation combined with extensive illicit clearing in the 1990' and 2000'. At a time when the land is opening up to external investments, there are concerns that the transformation of forests could accelerate, a perspective that particularly affects nature lovers in view of the increasing afforestation since 2000.
Myanmar's thick forest is mainly located in Shan (25 per cent of the country's forest with a 50 per cent coverage threshold), Kachin (19 per cent) and sagaing (14 per cent) in the north of the state. According to the study by Matthew Hansen, these states and areas also had the highest total forest degradation, which amounted to almost 850,000 ha between 2000 and 2012.
Since 2000, Myanmar has already sacrificed around 1.4 million hectares of woodland, far behind Indonesia and Malaysia, but ahead of other Mekong states such as Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. Forests in Myanmar are being deforested by the agricultural and industry sectors, by lawful and illicit timber felling, which includes the construction of tea tree nurseries, and by various forms of mines.
The Global Forestry Watch picture shows the latest forestry losses and gains in Myanmar. Myanmar's system of reserves is lagging behind others in the area, but nature protection groups are strengthening their programmes. According to the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Myanmar has about 1709 known types of amphibian, bird, mammal and reptile population.
Burma is home to at least 7000 plant varieties, 15.3% of which are native.