|Climate: The geography of the country provides for the varying weather conditions from the north down to the coastal areas along the Andaman Sea. The overall temperature averages between 18 degrees up to over 30 degrees depending on the time of the year. Myanmar receives heavy rainfall during the middle of the year from June to August.
Geography: Myanmar is situated between Thailand to the east and Bangladesh to the west. On its northern frontiers, this nation has China and India looking down at them from the edges of the Himalayas. While it is mountainous on the northern and eastern sides, the central part of the country is made up of wide plains that stretch for miles and miles. One of Asia’s most well known rivers, the Ayeyarwady runs through these plains, providing the nourishment needed for agriculture.
Population: The population stands at around 48 million.
Economy: The nation’s main economic activities are in timber, gems, fishing, agriculture and oil. These industries are the mainstay of the growing Myanmar economy. This nation is currently one of the leading rice exporters in the world.
Religion: Buddhism is practised by the majority of the people of this country, just like neighbouring Thailand. There are also small enclaves of Hindu and Muslim communities in the country. Christianity is practised by some of the hill tribes.
Language: As there are many indigenous groups in Myanmar, different languages and dialects are spoken. English is also popular in this country and is spoken by many.
Currency: The currency used here is the Kyat. (US$1 equals 385K)