Estimate population 53,999,900 - Capital City: Rangoon
The land of the great Irrawaddy, or Ayeyarwady, river is the Union of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Beautiful mountainous Myanmar is bordered by China, Laos, Thailand, the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, and India. Burmese is their official language.
Some splendid places to visit are the mountain ranges of Chin Hills, Kumon Range, and the Shan Plateau. The highest peak is called Hkakabo Razi and worth viewing. If you like city life instead of the mountains you may like to visit Rangoon (Yangon), Mandalay, Moulmein (Mawlamyine), Pegu (Bago), Bassein (Pathein).