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Burma

Welcome to Burma! This country in Southeast Asia has a long and complex history, and is rich in culture and beauty. From tall mountains to remote beaches to golden temples, Burma is a land with many places to explore and experience. Take a tour of Burma with TFK.

Official name: Union of Burma (The government calls the country Myanmar; the U.S. does not.)

 

Size: 261,228 square miles (676,578 square kilometers); slightly smaller than Texas

 

Location: Southeast Asia

 

Population: 55,746,253

 

Capital city: Yangon; Nay Pyi Taw (administrative capital)

 

Official language: Burmese (Ethnic groups have their own languages.)

 

Climate: Hot, rainy, humid summers; milder termperatures and lower humidity during winter

 

Products: Rice, beans, fish; wood, jade, gems, oil, and natural gas; clothing

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