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Myanmar

Myanmar
  • Capital

    Capital

    Nay Pyi Taw

  • Local time

    Local time

    1:06

  • Population

    Population

    53.41 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +95

  • Currency

    Currency

    Ks MMK (kyat)

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Myanmar

Myanmar
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Nay Pyi Taw

  • Local time

    Local time

    1:06

  • Population

    Population

    53.41 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +95

  • Currency

    Currency

    Ks MMK (kyat)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 281

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.14 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    2 091mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    678 500 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    7%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    45%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    19%

  • Railways

    Railways

    3336km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    2.6 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Burman - 68 %
    Shan - 9 %
    Karen - 7 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Buddhist - 89 %
    Christian - 4 %
    Islam - 4 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    75.6%

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    513 250

  • Murders

    Murders

    2 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    0.7 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    31.6%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    6.8%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    12%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    365 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.8%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    agricultural processing, wood and wood products, copper, tin, tungsten, iron, cement, construction materials, pharmaceuticals

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    rice, pulses, beans, sesame, groundnuts, sugarcane, fish and its products, hardwood

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -33%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    68%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    21 632kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    171 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    2

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What not to do when visiting Myanmar

1/19
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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the most common greetings is a nod, smile and a handshake.

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2/19
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Business & Communication

Don't forget to bow when greeting someone or passing a monk or elderly person.

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3/19
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Don't enter someone's house, restaurant or religious building without removing your shoes and socks.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In Myanmar, superstition is very important: you cannot get your hair cut on Mondays, Fridays and birthdays. Pregnant women are not allowed to eat certain things – for example, if they eat a banana, their child will be too big.

4/19
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Don't lose the temper and cause "loss of face". The concept of "saving face" is extremely important in East Asian social relationships.

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5/19
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Don’t touch anyone’s head - spiritually the head is considered as the highest part of the body.

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6/19
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Don't provide your passport as collateral when hiring vehicles - better use cash as deposit.

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7/19
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Don't take photographs or videos of police, demonstrations, military installations or military personnel.

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8/19
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Don’t use the taxi before negotiation and agreeing on the price.

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Myanmarese women wear traditional makeup called Thanaka, which is made of ground-up tree bark.

9/19
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Don’t expect locals to be direct communicators with strangers.

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10/19
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Don't be too affectionate in public - kissing, cuddling and similar behaviour are frowned upon if in public, especially amongst older locals.

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11/19
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Don't be late for business meetings - punctuality is valued in Myanmar.

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12/19
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Don't pull the motorbike in the middle of the road when trying to turn right as you might be hit from behind or from the front by others. Most of the traffic accidents are caused by this as it's common vehicles are overtaking within each of the sides in parallel and stopping in the middle can cause you big troubles.

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13/19
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Don't point at people or things with your feet - it's considered very rude as the feet are considered as the most inferior parts of the human body.

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14/19
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Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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15/19
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Don't show disrespect to Buddha or its images - large or small, ruined or not, it's regarded as a sacred object.

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16/19
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Don’t forget the rainy season takes place between June and September.

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17/19
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Don’t forget consensual same-sex sexual activity is illegal.

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18/19
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Business & Communication

Don't try to outrun the rainstorm on your moped.

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19/19
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Don't touch a monk. Treat monks with the highest respect. Buddhist monks are forbidden to touch or be touched by a woman, or to accept anything from the hand of woman.

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