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CultureShock! Myanmar by Saw Myat Yin

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‘[Teak trees make up] 10–12 percent of Myanmar’s forests ... [They] can reach a height of up to 150 feet (46 m), with a maximum girth of 6–8 feet (1.8–2.4 m), and may take up to 150 years to mature.’— Pauline Khng, Countries of the World: Myanmar

 

Official Name

Union of Myanmar

Capital

Nay Pyi Taw (near Pyinmana)

Language

Myanmar

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A new flag has been used since 21 October 2010, replacing the old red, white and blue with a flag of three horizontal stripes of yellow, green and red with a white five-pointed star in the middle. The yellow signifies ...

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