Where is Myanmar (Burma) located in Asia? Map of Myanmar…
Where Is Myanmar (Burma) Located In Asia? Myanmar (Burma) Map
Burma or Myanmar, formerly Union of Burma, then Union of Myanmar, is a continental Southeast Asian country with a common border with Bangladesh, China, India, Laos and Thailand. It is bordered by the Andaman Sea to the south and by the Bay of Bengal to the southwest, with about 2,000 kilometers of coastline in total.
Since 1962, the country has seen a series of military dictatorships. From 1988 to 2011, Burma was officially led by the State Council for Peace and Development. This junta officially gave way in 2011 to a civilian power led by one of its former members, but the weight of the military hierarchy remains preponderant in the facts. The relative liberalization of the country that has since confirmed led the European Union and the United States to suspend or lift in April and September 2012 the embargo they imposed on the country since the 1990s, with the exception of weapons.
Burma is divided into seven “regions” and seven states. Each state or region is subdivided into communes, districts and villages. The main cities: Yangon, Mandalay and Pagan are divided into communes.
The seven regions form what the Burmese call “Burma Proper”, that is to say the country of the Burmese. Those are :
- Ayeyarwady region (Irrawaddy delta, capital: Pathein);
- Region of Bago (capital: Pegou);
- Magway Region (capital: Magwe);
- Mandalay region (capital: Mandalay);
- Sagaing Region (capital: Sagaing);
- Tanintharyi Region (Tenasserim, capital: Tavoy);
- Yangon region (capital: Rangoon).
There is no more coveted destination than Myanmar (Burma) today. Tourism has experienced an incredible (and sometimes disturbing) boom since the liberation of Aung San Suu Kyi and a trip to Myanmar must be meticulously prepared, as the offer does not always meet the demand.
Beyond the fad, the old Burma (its name before 1989) is nonetheless an extraordinary country with some of the most magical sites in the world. These include the fabulous ruined city of Bagan or the sparkling Paya Shwedagon. “Burma, a country that is different from everything you know,” said Rudyard Kipling in 1898. More than a century later, you can say the same thing about this country.