What did Myanmar used to be called?
The choice of names stems from the existence of two different names for the country in Burmese, which are used in different contexts. The official English name was changed by the country’s government from the “Union of Burma” to the “Union of Myanmar” in 1989, and still later to the “Republic of the Union of Myanmar”.
Why did Myanmar change its capital?
The official explanation for moving the capital was that Yangon had become too congested and crowded with little room for future expansion of government offices.
What does Rangoon mean in English?
Definitions of Rangoon. the capital and largest city of Myanmar; located in the south near the Irrawaddy river delta. synonyms: Yangon. example of: national capital. the capital city of a nation.