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The Golden Land

About Myanmar

Official Name:
Union of Burma  or Myanmar
Note: Since 1989 the military authorities in Burma have promoted Myanmar as a conventional name for their state. This decision was not (and is not) approved by any sitting legislature in Burma, and is not accepted by the U.S. However, the name Myanmar is now widely accepted by numerous countries and by the United Nations.
Capital City: Nay Pyi Taw
(2,606,885 pop.) (3,451,549 metro)
Population of  Myanmar:

55,167,330 (2013 est.)
Population of  Yangon (largest city):
4,300,000 (2012)*
Burmese (official), minority ethnic groups have their own languages
Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%
Currency: Kyat (MMK)
National Day: January 4
Ethnicity: Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%

Except where noted, information taken from


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Prayer Requests

Myanmar Mission

October 2022

Thanking God for:

  • The continuing faithfulness of Christians in the country who are actively ministering even in very difficult circumstances.
  • His faithfulness to work all things together for the good of His people in every circumstance, including under the rule of a military regime.
  • The well-being of children living in an orphanage who have now returned to regular studies at school.


Please Pray for:

  • A pastor’s wife who has been recovering from tuberculosis.  She is able to walk independently but pray for her memory and ability to think clearly to be restored.
  • The ministries of church planters throughout the country.
  • Peace for the country of Myanmar.

News from Myanmar

Myanmar poster (peactime)

2022 Myanmar Prayer Poster (January/February 2022 Banner)

Myanmar pic

Christmas Greetings

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