Yangon Population

People of Yangon

Sanshaung ("Township", Myanmar) with population statistics, maps, map and location. This discussion follows with an analysis of Yangon City's existing demographic profiles. Looking for more jobs - Population Services International. Yangon's SEC population breakdown is based on this data. Most of the population lives in rural areas, but there is slow urbanisation.


Yangon's coast lies in the delta region of the southern hemisphere, bordering Ayeyarwady to the western side, Bago to the northern and eastern sides and the Andaman Sea to the southern side. The Yangon region has an area of 10,171 square kilometres and is administered by 45 cities.

Although Myanmar is the smallest country by landmass, it is by far the most populous with 5.9 million inhabitants (HMIS 2011 data) and a population densities of 586 inhabitants per sqkm. Sixty-seven percent of the population of the Yangon region lives in city areas, the other 33 percent in country areas; Yangon is the region with the highest proportion of inhabitants inhabiting the city.

South of Yangon is also the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, one of three such areas in the state.

About Yangon for Children

Yangon, also known as Rangoon, is the biggest town in Myanmar..... Until 2006 it was also the capitol. It is situated on the Hlaing riverbank and near the ocean. More than 4 million population live in Yangon. The Yangon was established as Dagon in the sixth A. D. by the Mons, who reigned Lower Burma at that year.

1755 King Alaungpaya Dagon took over and re-named it "Yangon". During the First Anglo-Burmese Wars (1824-26) the British invaded Yangon, but brought it back to Burma after the Wars. In 1841 the town was burned down. During the 1852 Second Anglo-Burmese war, the British took Yangon and all of Lower Burma and turned it into the most important town in British Burma.

They built a new town on a map on the island of Deltàsland. This was bordered to the east by Pazundaung Creek and to the southwest and wests by the Yangon River. The Yangon became the main town of all British Burma after the British conquered Upper Burma in the Third Anglo-Burmese War of 1885.

In the 1890s, the growing population and trade in Yangon produced wealthy suburban areas just off Royal Lake (Kandawgyi) and Inya Lake. They also built clinics like Rangoon General Hospital and clinics like Rangoon University. The colonial Yangon with its extensive park and lake and a mixture of contemporary building and wood architectural tradition was known as "the Eastern Gardens City".

At the beginning of the twentieth-century Yangon had shared government service and infrastructures with London. Prior to World War II, about 55% of the 500,000 inhabitants were Yangon Indians or Southern Asians, and only about a third were Bamar (Burman). Karens, the Chinese, the Anglo-Burmese and others did the work.

Yangon became the centre of Burma's independent struggle after the First World War. Left-wing Rangoon University has shown the way. There were three national strike action against the British Empire in 1920, 1936 and 1938 in Yangon. It was under Japanese rule (1942-45) and was badly destroyed during the Second World War. On January 4, 1948, Yangon became the capitol of the Union of Burma when the nation gained back its sovereignty from the British Empire.

Damages in the center of Rangoon after World War II. Karaweik by day, on Kandawgyi Lake, one of the few large theme park in Yangon. Freighters on the banks of the Yangon River, just off the coast of downtown Yangon. Downtown Yangon road fair that sells products.

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