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  • 1. Mingalabar By: DrHsu Myat Myo Naing, MPH,MBBS
  • 2. Geographical Information • Population- 54,584,650 (est: according to Population Census taken on July 2012 • Location: Southeast Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal.
  • 3. First Dynasty of Myanmar Bagan
  • 4. • Area: 676,578 km² (261,228 square miles). Terrain: A land of hills and valleys rimmed in the north, east and west by mountain ranges forming a giant horseshoe. Enclosed within the mountain barriers are the flat lands of Ayeyarwaddy, Chindwin and Sittaung River valleys where most of the country's agricultural land and population are concentrated. • Climate: Tropical monsoon; cloudy, rainy, hot, humid summers (southwest monsoon, June to September); less cloudy, scant rainfall, mild temperatures, lower humidity during winter (northeast monsoon, December to April).
  • 5. • Ethnic groups: according to Myanmar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs there are 8 Major National Ethnic Races in Myanmar, which all comprises different ethnic groups: the Kachin, the Kayah, the Kayin, the Chin , the Mon, the Bamar, the Rakhine, and the Shan • Religions: Buddhism (89.2%), Christianity (5.0%), Islam (3.8%), Hinduism (0.5%), Spiritualism (1.2%) and others (0.2%)
  • 6. • Natural resources: Timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, limestone, precious stones like jade, ruby and sapphires, natural gas, hydropower, and some petroleum. • Agriculture Products: Rice, pulses, beans, sesame, groundnuts, sugarcane, hardwood, fish and fish products. • Industries: Agricultural processing; knit and woven apparel; wood and wood products; copper, tin, tungsten, iron; construction materials; fertilizer; cement,rubber.
  • 7. Myeik Archipelago
  • 8. • Government: Type: nominally civilian government (since 29th March 2011, when Burma's military handed over power). The new political system came into effect after an election in November 2010. Constitution: 3 January 1974 (suspended since 18 September 1988 when latest junta took power). Burma has been under military authority since 1962.
  • 9. Paliment Building (Naypyidaw)
  • 10. Festivals in Myanmar • Water Festival
  • 11. Pterocarpus macrocarpus (Burma Padauk) The only love in my life
  • 12. • The Light Festival
  • 13. Do’s • "Mingalarbar" when meeting each other • Let the oldest be served first • Show respect to monks, novices and nuns • Offer articles with both hands • Bend a bit when crossing close in front of the elders • Dress and act decent • Speak slowly and clearly • Seek permission on retrieving an article above a person's head
  • 14. Don’ts • Don't wear the shoes and shorts at the pagodas and monasteries • Don't sit with back against Buddha Image • A woman should not touch a monk • Don't handle Buddha Images or sacred object with disrespect • Don't step on a monk's shadow • Don't touch anybody on the head • Don't touch a woman on any part of the body • Don't point a finger straight in the face • Don't step over any part of the person • Don't go where you are advised not to go • Do not give anything to the elder people with only one hand.
  • 15. Thank You!!!!!!!