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Bagan, Myanmar (Barma)
Bagan, Myanmar (Barma)

Bagan

The Shwezigon Pagoda or Shwezigon Paya is a Buddhist stupa located in Nyaung-U, Myanmar. A prototype of Burmese stupas, it consists of a circular gold leaf-gilded stupa surrounded by smaller temples and shrines.
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MYANMAR

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MYANMAR

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    Capital:Naypyidaw

    Location:Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand

    Currency:kyats (MMK)

    Area:676,578 sq km

    Population:57,069,099 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Burmese (official)

    Religion:Buddhist 87.9%, Christian 6.2%, Muslim 4.3%, Animist 0.8%, Hindu 0.5%, other 0.2%, none 0.1% (2014 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC+6.5

    Tel Code:+95

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