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  • The country of Myanmar is also known as Burma. Today it is officially called the Union of Myanmar. Myanmar was known to its people and surrounding countries as the Golden Earth. This is because of its rich cultures and its natural attractions. The Burmese people worship in temples and pagodas instead of churches. There are many temples that are covered with real gold to honor the gods.
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    1. 1. The Union of Myanmar Cienna Ribblett March 2009
    2. 2. Flag of Country <ul><li>Blue represents- peace and endurance </li></ul><ul><li>Red symbolizes- courage and gallantry </li></ul><ul><li>The cog and rice represent- industry and agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>The stars represent the states in Myanmar </li></ul>
    3. 3. Geographical Features
    4. 4. Major Mountains and Landforms <ul><li>Hkakabo Razi </li></ul><ul><li>Northwestern border </li></ul><ul><li>The highest point in Myanmar </li></ul>
    5. 5. Rivers <ul><li>Ayeyarwady </li></ul><ul><li>Central Myanmar </li></ul><ul><li>The lifeline of the country </li></ul>
    6. 6. Surrounding Countries - Bodies of water <ul><li>Countries- China to the north, Laos to the east, Thailand to the east, Bangladesh to the west, India to the northwest </li></ul><ul><li>Bodies of Water- Bay of Bengal to the west, the Andaman Sea to the North </li></ul>
    7. 7. Climate <ul><li>Three seasons </li></ul><ul><li>The rainy season- from July to October </li></ul><ul><li>The cool season- from November to February </li></ul><ul><li>The hot season- from March to June </li></ul>
    8. 8. Economic Features
    9. 9. Capital City <ul><li>Rangoon </li></ul><ul><li>Southern </li></ul><ul><li>2.8 million people </li></ul><ul><li>Main trading port </li></ul>
    10. 10. Another major city <ul><li>Mandalay </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern </li></ul><ul><li>750,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Famous for gold and silver crafts </li></ul>
    11. 11. Major Agricultural products <ul><li>Onions, tobacco, rice, beans, sesame, sugarcane; hardwood; fish and fish products </li></ul><ul><li>Central and northern Myanmar </li></ul>
    12. 12. Major Industries <ul><li>Wood and wood products, copper, tin, tungsten, iron; cement, construction materials; pharmaceutical fertilizer; oil and natural gas; clothes, jade and gems </li></ul><ul><li>Central Myanmar around the Ayeyarwady River </li></ul>
    13. 13. Kyat <ul><li>1 US dollar = 6.43750 Kyats </li></ul><ul><li>1 Kyat = 0.15534 US dollars </li></ul>500 Kyats 1 Kyat
    14. 14. Sociology
    15. 15. Language <ul><li>Burmese </li></ul><ul><li>Hello- r*Fvmyg </li></ul><ul><li>Goodbye- oGm;r,f / oGm;r,faemf </li></ul><ul><li>Boy- a,musfm; uav; </li></ul><ul><li>Girl- rdef;uav; </li></ul><ul><li>Mother- tar </li></ul><ul><li>Father- taz </li></ul><ul><li>Pencil- cJwH </li></ul><ul><li>Book- pmtkyf </li></ul><ul><li>School- ausmif; </li></ul><ul><li>Dog- acG; </li></ul><ul><li>Frog- zm; </li></ul>
    16. 16. Major Religions <ul><li>Buddhism- 89%,- Theraved Buddhism- the Buddha was a human being, a prince </li></ul><ul><li>Christian- 4%- Ran hospitals, schools, and social welfare centers </li></ul><ul><li>Baptist- 3%, Muslim- 4% </li></ul>A Land Pagoda Anglican church
    17. 17. Special Holidays <ul><li>Salone or Seagypsy Festival </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The celebration takes place on February </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 th - 17 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This festival promotes the Salon’s native life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Salons live on canoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 activity raises money for new boats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The food to eat is fish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They have fishing contests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They eat ½ of what they catch and give the other ½ to the Salons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You go sightseeing on canoes like the Salons live on for a special once a year round trip around Myanmar </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Special Dishes and Foods <ul><li>Burmese Chicken Curry </li></ul><ul><li>Some ingredients- garlic, onions, ginger, coconut milk </li></ul>
    19. 19. Government
    20. 20. Current Leader <ul><li>Dictator Senior General Than Shwe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Born- February 2, 1933 in Kyaukse, Myanmar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joined the army in 1953 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reached Lieutenant Colonel in1972 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Became a Major General in1986 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Appointed- April 23, 1992 </li></ul>
    21. 21. Type of Government <ul><li>Military Junta </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 branches- the executive, the judicial, the legislative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead by a dictator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 political party- the Burmese Socialist Program Party </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Independence from the UK on January 4, 1948 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constitution- signed on January 23, 1974 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Holiday: Independence Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>on January 4 th </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Miscellaneous Information
    23. 23. Dr. M Shaw Loo <ul><li>1 st person from Myanmar to become a doctor in the USA </li></ul><ul><li>Born in the year 1820 </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Mawlamyine, Myanmar </li></ul>
    24. 24. Tourist Attraction <ul><li>Shwedagon Pagoda </li></ul><ul><li>Yangon </li></ul><ul><li>Made of solid brick </li></ul><ul><li>and covered in gold </li></ul><ul><ul><li>326 feet high </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1420 foot perimeter </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. References “ Burmese/‌Myanmar script and pronunciation.” Onmniglot . 4 Mar. 2009 <http://www.omniglot.com/‌writing/‌burmese.htm>. Cashner, Zoe. “Myanmar (formerly known as Burma).” The World Almanac and Book of Facts . 2007 ed. 2007. None. “Myanmar Flags.” Myanmar Flag- World Flags 101- Myanmarian Flags . 25 Feb. 2009 <http://www.worldflags101.com/‌m/‌myanmar-flag.aspx>. - - -. “The Union of Myanmar.” Embassy: The Union of Myanmar . 21 Feb. 2008. 25 Feb. 2009 <http://embassy.org/‌embassies/‌mm.html>. None, and None. “Burma.” CIA- the World Factbook- Burma . CIA. 25 Feb. 2009 <http://www.cia.gov/‌library/‌publications/‌the-world-factbook/‌geos/‌bm.html>. “ Shwedagon Pagoda.” Shwedagon Pagoda- Yangon, Myanmar . 11 Mar. 2009 <http://myanmartravelinformation.com/‌mti-yangon/‌shwedagon.htm>. Yin, Saw Myat. Cultures of the World of Burma . North Bellmore: Marshall Cavendish, 1990. - - -. Cultures of the World of Myanmar . Tarrytown: Benchmark Books, 1990. Works Cited

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