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Myanmar Fact Sheet

Flag of Myanmar (Burma)Official name: Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Capital:Naypyidaw, or Nay Pyi Taw
19°45′N, 96°12′E

Largest city: Yangon

Official language: Burmese (aka „Myanmar‟)

Major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Islam

Government: Unitary presidential republic, based on a constitution drafted by the former military junta

President: Htin Kyaw

Area: 676,578 km², 261,227 sq mi
Water: 3.06 %

Population:
51,48 million (2014 census, with war zones omitted; previously estimated as 61.12 million by the Asian Development Bank, 2012)
1983 census: 33,234,000
Density: 75 /km², 193 /sq mi

Life expectancy: 64 yrs (men), 68 yrs (women) (UN)

GDP: (purchasing power parity)
$244.33 billion (2014 est.)
$89.23 billion (2012 est.)
$84.02 billion (2011 est.)
$79.67 billion (2010 est.)
GDP – per capita:
$4,751 (2014 est.)
$1,400 (2012 est.)
$1,300 (2011, 2010 est.)

HDI (2013): 0.498 (ranking 149 of 182)

Currency: kyat (MMK)

Exchange Rate:

(2015)
€1 = ~ 1,300 Ks
US$1 = ~ 1,200Ks

(2006)
Official: US$1 = ~ 6 Ks
Black Market: US$1 = ~ 1300 Ks

Time zone: MMT (UTC+6:30)

Calling code: +95

Source: Wikipedia, CIA, BBC, Oanda.com, own

(accuracy of data not guaranteed)

Child mortality
Infant Mortality Rate (2013): 40 (Czech Republic: 3)
Under 5 Mortality Rate (2013): 51 (Czech Republic: 4)
The under-five mortality rate is the probability (expressed as a rate per 1,000 live births) of a child born in a specified year dying before reaching the age of five if subject to current age-specific mortality rates.
Source: UNICEF

Corruption
Rank on Corruption Perception Index 2014 of Transparency International:
156 (of 175), score: 21
Czech Republic: rank 53, score: 51
Source: Transparency International

Freedom of Press
Rank on Press Freedom Index 2015 of Reporters without Border:
144 (of 180), index 42.08
Czech Republic: rank 12, index 11.62
Source: Reporters without Border

Internet Access
Approximately 0.2% of population have access to Internet. Burma is one of thirty countries with less than 1 percent Internet penetration. (Thailand: 19%, Singapore: 67%)

Source: OpenNet Initiative, 2012

 

External Trade of EU
Million Euros

Year EU 27 exports to Burma EU 27 imports from Burma
2006 81 306
2007 164 263
2008 105 184
2010 83 162
2011 149 168

(source)