Is Myanmar a state?
Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and formerly known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered by Bangladesh and India to its northwest, China to its northeast, Laos and Thailand to its east and southeast, and the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal to its south and southwest.
What is the capital city of Burma?
Is Yangon safe for tourists?
In all the areas that foreigners are allowed to visit, Myanmar is very safe in terms of personal security: incidents of crime against foreigners are extremely low and Yangon is considered to be one of Asia’s safest large cities, with no areas that need to be avoided.
Is Burma and Myanmar the same?
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”.
Is Myanmar part of India?
India and Myanmar since 1948
Myanmar, once a part of the British Raj, has a long and complicated history with India. It has been under near absolute military control since gaining independence in 1948, and even in the wake of the 2008 democratic reforms, the Tatmadaw remained a driving force in domestic politics.