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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.
Photo by Yves Alarie

MYANMAR

Asia

MYANMAR

Asia

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Capital: Naypyidaw

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

Government: Union of Burma

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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