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About Myanmar

Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian country. Though it is one of the poorest countries in the region, it is rich in jade and gems, oil, natural gas, and other mineral resources

The economy is dependent on Agriculture and Precious stones production. Though rice is primarily produced, Myanmar is notoriously known for its Opium production.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionASEAN
Capital CityNaypyitaw
Government TypeUnitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Official LanguagesBurmese, Kachin, Kayah, Karen, Chin, Mon, Rakhine, Shan
Currency Burmese kyat, MMK
Phone Code +95
Important CitiesBurma, Yangon (Rangoon), Mandalay, Mawlamyine, Taunggyi, Monywa, Meiktila, Bago, Pathein, Mergui
National DayIndependence Day (4th Jan)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking165 (Below Average)
Primary Industriesagricultural processing, wood and wood products, copper, tin, tungsten, iron, cement, construction materials, pharmaceuticals, fertilizer, petroleum and natural gas, garments, jade and gems
Major Exportsnatural gas, wood products, pulses, beans, fish, rice, clothing, jade and gems.
Major Exports to IndiaFuels, Stone and Glass, Chemicals, Food Products, Minerals, Transportation, Footwear, Machinery and Electricals, Hides and skins, Textiles and Clothing
Major Importsfabric, petroleum products, plastics, fertiliser, machinery, transport equipment, cement, construction materials, crude oil, food products, edible oil.
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Fuels, Food Products, Raw materials, Animal, Machinery and Electricals, Transportation, Textiles and Clothing, Metals, Vegetables
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaGlobal System of Trade and Preferences (GSTP), India ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Economic Integration Agreement (EIA), Partial Scope Agreement (PSA)
Bordering NationsBangladesh, India, China, Laos, Thailand
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN), Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation(BIMSTEC), East Asia Summit(EAS), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), Group of 77(G77)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Saurabh Kumar
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
545-547 Merchant St, Kyauktada Township, Yangon Myanmar
Email: amb.yangon@mea.gov.in
Phone:  95-1-388412, 243972, 391219
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr. Moe Kyaw Aung
Honorable Ambassador
Myanmar Embassy in New Delhi
3/50F, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021, India.
Email: myandelhi@gmail.com
Phone: +91-11-2688 9007,2688 9008