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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


Prayer Requests

Myanmar Mission

May 2024

Thanking God for:

  • Providing a house for one of the mission stations to meet together for Sunday worship.
  • The faithful prayers of the people of God on behalf of the saints in Myanmar.
  • The improved situation in the North, allowing for worship on the Lord’s Day.

Please Pray for:

  • Our young people living in fear and confusion regarding the mandatory military service.
  • Protection and safety for those living in areas where the civil war is expanding.
  • The present crisis of more than three years to be resolved soon, that our suffering would cease.

News from Myanmar

Myanmar poster (peactime)

2022 Myanmar Prayer Poster (January/February 2022 Banner)

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Christmas Greetings

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