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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

August 2022

Thanking God for:

  • The ongoing work of the churches in the midst of a country under military rule.
  • The young people that were saved at the gospel-centered Salvation Camps that have been held this year.
  • The ability to have consistent communication with a pastor there.  He says they are very grateful for the prayers and support of Christians in our churches.


Please Pray for:

  • The work to continue and thrive among the churches throughout the country as they reach into their communities.
  • The ministries of church planters and the provision of pastors in a church that has been without a pastor for the past several years.
  • Health and safety for the men and women in the churches and for the children living in the orphanage which is run by the church.

News from Myanmar

Myanmar poster (peactime)

2022 Myanmar Prayer Poster (January/February 2022 Banner)

Myanmar pic

Christmas Greetings

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