What is Burma?

  • (noun): A mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal.
    Synonyms: Myanmar, Union of Burma

Burma

Burma (i/ˈbɜrmə/ BUR-mə), also known as Myanmar (i/ˈmjɑːnˌmɑr/ MYAHN-mar, /ˈmaɪænmɑr/ or /ˈmjænmɑr/), is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. One-third of Burma's total perimeter of 1,930 kilometres (1,200 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. At 676,578 km2 (261,227 sq mi), it is the 40th largest country, the second largest in Southeast Asia and the 24th most populous with over 60.28 million people.

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Death In Custody - By Country - Burma
... See Insein Prison, Human rights in Burma. ...
Kayan People (Burma)
... (Karenni) people, a Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority of Burma (Myanmar) ... In the late 1980s and early 1990s due to conflict with the military regime in Burma, many Kayan tribes fled to the Thai border area ...
Ramree Island
... also spelt Yangbye Island or Yanbye Island) is an island off the coast of Rakhine State, Burma ... Army 1944/45 offensive on the Southern Front of the Burma Campaign ... oil from the Middle East and gas from Burma's ocean coast will be transported through the pipelines to China ...
Burma - Sport
... The Lethwei and Pongyi thaing martial arts are the national sport in Burma. ...
Protestantism In Burma
... Protestants in Burma make up 3% of that nation's population, many of them Baptists ... The Protestant Churches of Burma were begun in the early 19th century by Adoniram Judson, an American Baptist missionary ... God, Methodists and Anglicans form the strongest denominations in Burma ...

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