Myanmar flag information
Description flag of Myanmar
three equal horizontal stripes of yellow, green, and red; centered on the green band is a large white five-pointed star that partially overlaps onto the adjacent colored stripes; the design revives the triband colors used by Burma from 1943-45, during the Japanese occupation.
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Official country name
Republic of the Union of Myanmar or Union of Burma
Myanmar or Burma
Pyidaungzu Myanma Naingngandaw (translated by the US Government as Union of Myanma and by the Burmese as Union of Myanmar) (long)
Myanma Naingngandaw (short)
Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma
since 1989 the military authorities in Burma have promoted the name Myanmar as a conventional name for their state; this decision was not approved by any sitting legislature in Burma, and the US Government did not adopt the name, which is a derivative of the Burmese short-form name Myanma Naingngandaw
Burmese (singular and plural) (noun) Myanma Naingngandaw (adjective)
Burmese, minority ethnic groups have their own languages
47,758,180 ranked 28, (data 2008)
strategic location near major Indian Ocean shipping lanes. The lowest point is Andaman Sea 0 m.
Coastline 1,930 km.
5,876km, Bangladesh 193 km, China 2,185 km, India 1,463 km, Laos 235 km, Thailand 1,800 km.
7 divisions (taing-myar, singular - taing) and 7 states (pyi ne-myar, singular - pyi ne)
divisions: Ayeyarwady, Bago, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Tanintharyi, Yangon; states: Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Mon, Rakhine, Shan
4 January 1948 (from UK)