Burma | Republic of the Union of Burma | Pyidaunzu Thanmăda Myăma Nainngandaw (Burmese)

Capital: Naypyidaw

Largest city: Yangon (5,998,026)

Official language: Burmese

Recognized regional languages: Jingpho · Karen · Kayah · Kukish · Mon · Rakhine · Shan

Other languages: Indigenous minority languages

Ethnic groups: 68.1% Bamar, 9.4% Shan, 6.7% Karen, 4.2% Arakanese, 3.8% Mon, 3.0% Chinese, 2.3% Indian, 2.5% others

Religions: Buddhism (80.9%), Protestant Christianity (5.1%), Burmese traditional religion (4.8%), Hinduism (4.2%), Catholic Christianity (2.3%), Others (0.9%), Non-religious (1.8%)

Demonym: Burmese

Government: Constitutional republic | Unitary presidential

President: Thein Sein

Prime Minister: Nyan Tun

Legislature: Assembly of the Union

Upper House: House of Nationalities

Lower House: House of Representatives

Independence (from British Empire): 4 January 1948

Area: 676,578 sq km

Population (2014): 51,419,420

Currency: Kyat (MMK)

Internet TLD: .mm

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