Facts & Figures


Official Name of the Country: 
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar (also know as Burma)

Capital City: Naypyidaw (since 2005)

Largest City: Yangon

International Airport: Naypyidaw, Yangon, Mandalay

Population: 54 million as at year 2019

Myanmar has three main seasons, hot season, rainy season and cold season. 
                    Hot season – March to May
                    Rainy season – June to October
                    Cold season – November to February

Time Zone: GMT +6:30 hours, 1:30 hours behind China, Singapore, Hong Kong

Country Code: +95

Internet Access Code: .mm

Electricity: 200 volts AC, 50 Hz

BBC Country Profile: September 2018
HKTDC Market Profile: September 2019


676,578 km sq. The country is divided into states, divisions, townships, wards and villages.

1,930 km

Myanmar has many neighbouring countries.
China in the Northeast, India in the Northwest, Bangladesh is located in the West, Laos and Thailand in the East.

China 2,185 km, India 1,463 km, Bangladesh 193 km, Laos 235 km and Thailand 1,800 km

The lowest point is the Andaman Sea and the highest point Hkakabo Razi (5,881 m).

The long boat races, the rowers standing upright and rowing with an oar attached to one leg in Phaung Daw Oo Festival.


The major language is Myanmar, but minority ethnic groups have their own languages.  English is widely spoken and understood.

Majority are Buddhist and there are Christian, Islam, Hinduism and others.

Myanmar is made up of 8 main national races, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Bamar, Mon, Rakhine and Shan.  And there are more than 100 ethnic groups, some of the Ethnic groups are listed as Akha, Palaung, Padaung, Naga, Taron, Eng and many more near extinct tribes. 



Myanmar Kyat (MMK)

Business Hour

9:00-17:00 for private companies; 9:30-16:30 for government offices normally.


Agricultural processing; knit and woven apparel; wood and wood products; copper, tin, tungsten, iron; construction materials; pharmaceuticals; fertilizer; cement.

Natural Resources

Timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, limestone, precious stones like jade, ruby and sapphires, natural gas, hydropower, and petroleum.