myanmar is the antique name of burma - the Buddhist country with tens of thousands of temples, pagodas and antique cultures that are preserved intact until now. Located in the northwest of the Sino-Indian Peninsula, in recent years, burma is considered as an pretty site for international visitors. To get a complete and memorable trip in this country, prior going, you need to learn a bit about the burma map. Use the map below to start planning a trip to myanmar - The Golden Land in the world.
Introduction about burma country
burma is a country in Southeast Asia, northwestern Indian Peninsula. It has 5,876 km of borderlines with China (2,185 km), Thailand (1,800 km), India (1,463 km), Laos (235 km) and Bangladesh (193 km). The coastline is 1,930 km long. Area 676,577 km². Burma gained independence from Britain in 1948 and became the Union of myanmar Socialist Republics in 1974 and later changed to the Union of burma in 1988.
burma is the name derived from the local name Myanma Naingngandaw. It was used in the early 12th century but its origins are tranquil unclear. The root of this name is Brahmadesh in Sanskrit, meaning "land of Brahma", the Hindu god of all creatures.
burma - The country of gold pagodas
Yangon is the old capital and also the largest city of myanmar. Now, The capital of this country is Naypyidaw.
myanmar has a population of 50,020,000 citizen with 135 ethnic groups and tribes, including Burmese (68%), San (9%), Karen (7%), Chinese (3%), Indians (2%), Mon (2%) and other ethnic groups (5%)
The burma map
1. Geographical location
myanmar is a republic in Southeast Asia with the coordinates 16 ° 48 'north latitude, 96 ° 09' east latitude (16.8, 96.15), according to the GMT/GMT +6: 30-hour zone.
- In the north: bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China
- In the east: bordered by China, Laos, and Thailand
- In the south: bordered by the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal
- In the West: bordered the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, and India.
The total area of the country is 676,552 square kilometers (261,218 square miles), makes it the largest country in the mainland Southeast Asia and is the 40th largest country in the world (after Zambia). It is slightly smaller than Texas and slightly larger than Afghanistan.
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2. Topographic characteristics
The horseshoe-shaped mountains and valleys of the Ayarwaddy River system (Irrawaddy) are the major terrain features in myanmar. The mountains at the north edge are 5881 meters high, on top of Hkakabo Razi, the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. Two other mountain systems inclue axes from north to south. The Arakan Yoma area, with its peaks reaching over 2740 meters, separates burma and the Indian subcontinent. Bilauktaung area, south of the Shan plateau, lies along the border between south-west Thailand and southeastern myanmar. The Shan plateau, originating from China, has an average elevation of about 910 meters.
The continent is generally narrow and long, with central ridges about 320 km stretching over the Ayarwaddy-Sittaung plain. The deltas, especially the country's most fertile and economically important lands, cover an area of about 46,620 square kilometers (18,000 square miles). Both the Arakan coast (northwest) and Tenasserim (south-west) of myanmar is full of rocks and are surrounded by islands.
3. Popular adventurer destinations on myanmar map
Yangon (16.8661° N, 96.1951° E): Formerly known as Rangoon, with over 7 million people, Yangon is Myanmar's largest city and its most important commercial centre. On the map of myanmar, Yangon is located in Lower burma (Myanmar) at the convergence of the Yangon and Bago Rivers about 30 km(19 mi) away from the Gulf of Martaban at 16°48' North, 96°09' East (16.8, 96.15). Its criterion time zone is UTC/GMT +6:30 hours.
The map of myanmar with cities
Bagan (21.1717° N, 94.8585° E): This is an old city located in the Mandalay Region of burma. The Bagan Archaeological Zone is the main highlight for the country's nascent tourism industry. It is seen by numerous as equal in highlight to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, with over 2,200 temples and pagodas quiet survive to the present day.
The Bagan Archaeological Zone, defined as the 13 x 8 km area centered around ancient Bagan, consisting of Nyaung U in the north and New Bagan in the south, lies in the vast expanse of plains in Upper myanmar on the bend of the Irrawaddy river. On the burma map, it is located 290 kilometers (180 mi) south-west of Mandalay and 700 kilometers (430 mi) north of Yangon. It accorde to the GMT/GMT +6: 30-hour zone.
Inle Lake (20.5863° N, 96.9102° E): This is a freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State, part of Shan Hills in myanmar (Burma). It is the second largest lake in burma with an estimated surface area of 44.9 square miles (116 km2), and one of the highest at an elevation of 2,900 feet (880 m). During the dry season, the average water depth is 7 feet (2.1 m), with the deepest point being 12 feet (3.7 m), but during the rainy season this could increase by 5 feet (1.5 m).
Hope that the useful information about the myanmar map above will help you on exploring burma and having beautiful experiences in this Golden Land - one of the most magical and undiscovered destinations in the world.