Burma Facts

R Population:

50.7 million (UN, 2005)

R Capital:

Rangoon (Yangon)

R Area:

676,552 sq km (261,218 sq miles)

R Religions:

Buddhism, Christianity, Islam

R Languages:

Burmese, indigenous ethnic languages

R Life expectancy:

57 years (men), 63 years (women) (UN)

R Main exports:

Teak, pulses and beans, prawns, fish, rice, opiates (mainly heroin)

R GNI per capita:


R Monetary unit:

1 kyat = 100 pyas

R Illegal head of state:

Than Shwe, chairman of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)