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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

January 2024

Thanking God for:

  • The ability to meet together for Sunday worship.
  • The good condition of most of the mission stations, even while fighting is expanding.
  • Redeeming the challenges in Myanmar to strengthen His people.

Please Pray for:

  • One mission station that is not able to meet due to conflict in the area.
  • The churches to be strengthened with all boldness to share the gospel.
  • The current crisis to be resolved in a way that leads to lasting peace.

News from Myanmar

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2022 Myanmar Prayer Poster (January/February 2022 Banner)

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