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Profile of Myanmar

General Information

Capital

 Yangon

Population

 46.0 million

Area

 678,500 sq. km

Currency

 kyat = 100 pyas

Official Languages

 Burmese

Main Cities

 Mandalay

Government

Form

 Military Government

Head of Government

 Prime Minister

Legislature

 State Law and Order and Reconciliation Council

National Economy

GDP

 $41.4 billion (1994 est.)

Livestock

 Pigs, buffalo, cattle

Agriculture

 Rice, peanut, sugar cane

Main Exports

 Beans, teak, rice, hardwood

People

Ethnic Composition

 Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%,

Birth Rate

 30.01 births/1,000 (1996)

Death Rate

 11.66 deaths/1,000 (1996)

Infant Mortality

 80.7 deaths/1,000 live births (1996)

Life Expectancy

 Males : 54 (1996), Females : 57 (1996)

Source: 1998 CIA World Factbook

World Statistics


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