Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Myanmar's highest point is Hkakabo Razi. What is this place? ||Myanmar
Mountain. Hkakabo Razi is on the outskirts of the Himalayan mountains. Fifteen hundred square miles of the mountain was designated as a state park on November 12, 1998. Hkakabo Razi is 19,926 feet high.
|What currency does Myanmar have? ||Myanmar
Kyat. Myanmar gets 7.9 million dollars in revenues and spends 12.2 million dollars in expenditures. Their fiscal year starts on April first and ends on March thirty-first.
|What river flows through central Myanmar? ||Myanmar
Ayeyarwady. Ayeyarwady River is a one-thousand mile long river that is made up of the Mali and NMai rivers from North Myanmar. The Ayeyarwady is one of the main river in Myanmar. Another spelling of the river is Irrawaddy.
|What was once Myanmar's largest export? ||Myanmar
Rice. Myanmar was once known as the rice basket of Asia because it exported millions of tons of rice a year. Now, Myanmar is no longer known as the rice basket of Asia, but as the opium bowl of the world.
|What was Myanmar's former name? ||Myanmar
Burma. Burma was officially named Myanmar in 1989 by military dictators who thought Myanmar was more suitable name, because of the diversity of the country.
|What month do the Myanmar people celebrate their independence? ||Myanmar
January. The Myanmar people celebrate their independence on January fourth. A seven day fair is held in Yangon to celebrate Independence Day.
|What was the capital of Myanmar until 2006, when the capital was moved to Naypyidaw? ||Myanmar
Yangon. Yangon is also known as Rangoon. On the hillside of Yangon there is a gold-plated Shwedagon Paya which is said to hold eight hairs that belonged to Buddha. There are fifty miles of Highway number one from Yangon to Pegu (aka Bago) that are called the point of no return because of the deaths that have occurred on the road. Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar.
The government moved capital to Nay Pyi Taw (aka Naypyidaw) in 2006.
Andaman. The Andaman sea borders Myanmar along with the Bay of Bengal. Myanmar is sandwiched between Thailand, China, Tibet and India. It is the size of France and has at least fifty million people living in it.
|Myanmar was part of this country's empire over a period of sixty years? ||Myanmar
Britain. Britain made Myanmar part of its empire. Myanmar was a province of India until 1948 when it became a self-governing country. General NE Win was the ruler of Myanmar until 1988. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was put under house arrest from 1989 to 1995.