Outline of Burma


Outline of Burma
The location of Burma (or Myanmar).
An enlargeable map of Burma (Myanmar).

Burma, officially known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is the most extensive country in mainland Southeast Asia.[1]

The country is bordered by the People's Republic of China on the northeast, Laos on the east, Thailand on the southeast, Bangladesh on the west, and India on the northwest, with the Bay of Bengal to the southwest. One-third of Burma's total perimeter, 1,930 kilometers (1,199 mi), forms an uninterrupted coastline.

Myanmar's diverse population has played a major role in defining its politics, history and demographics in modern times, and the country continues to struggle to mend its ethnic tensions. Its political system remains under the tight control of SPDC, the military led government, since 1992, by Senior General Than Shwe. The military has dominated government since General Ne Win led a coup in 1962 that toppled the civilian government of U Nu. The country's culture, heavily influenced by neighbours, is based on Theravada Buddhism intertwined with local elements.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Burma:

An enlargeable basic map of Burma (Myanmar)
An enlargeable topographic map of Burma (Myanmar)

General reference

Geography of Burma

 China 2,185 km (1,358 mi)
 Thailand 1,800 km (1,100 mi)
 India 1,463 km (909 mi)
 Laos 235 km (146 mi)
 Bangladesh 193 km (120 mi)

Environment of Burma

An enlargeable satellite image of Burma (Myanmar)
  • Climate of Burma
  • Environmental issues in Burma
  • Ecoregions in Burma
  • Renewable energy in Burma
  • Geology of Burma
  • Protected areas of Burma
    • Biosphere reserves in Burma
    • National parks of Burma
  • Wildlife of Burma

Natural geographic features of Burma

  • Glaciers of Burma
  • Islands of Burma
  • Lakes of Burma
  • Mountains of Burma
  • Rivers of Burma
    • Waterfalls of Burma
  • Valleys of Burma
  • World Heritage Sites in Burma: None

Regions of Burma

Main article: Regions of Burma

Ecoregions of Burma

Main article: Ecoregions in Burma

Administrative divisions of Burma

Main article: Administrative divisions of Burma
States

Regions

Self-Administered Zones

Self-Administered Divisions

  • Wa
Districts of Burma
Municipalities of Burma

Demography of Burma

Main article: Demographics of Burma

Government and politics of Burma

Main article: State Peace and Development Council and Politics of Burma

Branches of government

Executive branch of the government of Burma

Legislative branch of the government of Burma

Judicial branch of the government of Burma

  • Supreme Court of Burma

Foreign relations of Burma

International organization membership

The Union of Myanmar is a member of:[1]

Burma is 1 of only 7 U.N. members which is not a member of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Law and order in Burma

Main article: Law of Burma

Military of Burma

Main article: Military of Burma

Local government in Burma

States (grey)

Regions (orange)


History of Burma

Main article: History of Burma, Timeline of Burmese history, and Current events of Burma

Culture of Burma

Main article: Culture of Burma

Art in Burma

Sports in Burma

Main article: Sports in Burma
  • Football in Burma
  • Burma at the Olympics

Economy and infrastructure of Burma

Main article: Economy of Burma

Education in Burma

Main article: Education in Burma

Health in Burma

See also

References

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Burma

Social organizations and NGOs

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

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