What Is the Name of the Capital of Burma?


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The capital of Burma, now officially known as Myanmar, is Naypyidaw. It is a part of the Naypyidaw Union Territory, which consists of eight townships, including Naypyidaw.

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The city of Naypyidaw was founded in 2002, settled in 2005 and incorporated in 2008. Situated between the Shan Yoma and Bago Yoma mountain ranges, Naypyidaw is approximately 200 miles north of Yangon and 1.9 miles west of Pyinmana. It is organized into multiple sectors that include the residential, military, ministry and hotel zones. Although the city was expected to be fully built by 2012, it is still under construction as of July 2015.

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