Why has Myanmar changed its capital?
There are several assumptions why the capital was moved: Naypyidaw is more centrally located than the old capital, Yangon. … 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.
Why is Burma’s capital empty?
The reason, of course, is that the city isn’t finished. In 2006 this purpose-built metropolis replaced Yangon as the nation’s capital. Its official name, Nay Pyi Taw, translates as ‘Abode of the King’ and its design shows all the hallmarks of a dictator’s fortified citadel.
When did Myanmar change its capital?
List of capitals
|British Burma||Yangon||3 May 1945 – 4 January 1948|
|Japanese Burma||Yangon||7 March 1942 – 3 May 1945|
|Myanmar||Yangon||4 January 1948 – 6 November 2005|
|Nay Pyi Taw||6 November 2005 – present|
What did Myanmar used to be called?
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”.
What is the capital of Verma?
Myanmar is the largest country in Mainland Southeast Asia and the 10th largest in Asia by area. As of 2017, the population was about 54 million. Its capital city is Naypyidaw, and its largest city is Yangon (Rangoon).