Myanmar Fast Facts

(CNN)Here's a look at Myanmar, a country in southeast Asia formerly known as Burma.

About Myanmar

(from the CIA World Factbook)
Area: 676,578 sq km (slightly smaller than Texas)
Population: 56,590,071 (July 2020 est.)
    Median age: 29.2 years
    Capital: Naypyidaw
    Ethnic Groups: Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5%
    Religion: Buddhist 87.9%, Christian 6.2%, Muslim 4.3%, Animist 0.8%, Hindu 0.5%, Other 0.2%, None 0.1% (2014 est.)
    GDP (purchasing power parity): $329.8 billion (2017 est.)
    GDP per capita: $6,300 (2017 est.)
    Unemployment: 4% (2017 est.)

    Other Facts

    Prono: MEE'-an-mar
    Myanmar shares borders with China, India, Laos, Bangladesh and Thailand.
    The United States officially still calls the country Burma.
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