Naypyidaw empty CityEmpty Naypyidaw town
This''empty'' city is more than four time bigger than London.
The Burmese state is the capitol of Burma and has an area of 7,054km². That means, as the mathematicians among you will have found out, that Burma's capitol is about four and a half time larger than the UK's one. Officially, the number of inhabitants is 924,608.
In the Greater London area, the approximate number of inhabitants in 2016 was 8. That means, as the now mercilessly mathematicians among you will have found out, that Burma's capitol has a populace that is more than 9x smaller than that of London. A city four and a half as big. In November 2005, Naypyidaw (seat of the king) was revealed by the then army government as Burma's new capitol.
20 lane motorways and extensive roads are the landmark of a city that has been constructed for the years to come. In contrast to the rest ofthe nation, there is dependable power throughout the city and quick, free Wi-Fi is available in bars and canteens. In March 2015, the Guardian paid a visit to the city and described it as follows:
It' s hard to describe the extent of this vast city: it covers an area of approximately 4,800 sq. km, six of New York City. Roads - clear for automobiles and car convoys, not for walkers or walkers - have up to 20 tracks and extend as far as the eyes can see (rumours say that these magnificent avenues have been constructed so that airplanes can touch them in case of protest against the goverment or other "riots").
Oddly enough, Naypyidaw is not the only capitol that was constructed from the ground up from politics loft. However, they have not caught the miracle as much as the uncanny void of Naypyidaw. BBC's Top Gear crew marveled at the city's bleak alleys last year as part of a specific rural shooting, blowing up a soccer ball, holding a drag-race across the wide empty streets and kidding about the difficulty of navigation through the capital's non-existent early hours of mornings.
However, if you concentrate on Naypyidaw's broad, empty roads, you run the danger of miss the omnipresent road sweepers that are their only pedestrian who walk in twos in their neon-green west and sweep the already untouched roads for hour after hour every night.