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Asia, Myanmar (formerly Burma)

Andaman Sea, Union of Myanmar, Rangoon, Bay of Bengal, Yangon

Myanmar, officially, Union of Myanmar, republic in Southeast Asia, bounded on the west by Bangladesh; on the northwest by India’s Assam State; on the northeast by China’s Yunnan Province; on the east by Laos and Thailand; and on the southwest by the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal. The longest land border is shared with China. Myanmar (pronounced myahn-mah) was known as Burma until 1989; the English version of the country’s name was changed by the military government that took over in 1988. Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the capital and largest city.

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