Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. One-third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 1,930 km (1,200 miles) forms an uninterrupted coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. 2014 census revealed a much lower population than expected, with 51 million people recorded. Myanmar is 676,578 square kilometres (261,227 sq mi) in size. Its capital city is Naypyidaw and its largest city is Yangon.
Myanmar is a country rich in jade and gems, oil, natural gas and other mineral resources. In 2013, its GDP (nominal) stood at US$56.7 billion and its GDP (PPP) at US$221.5 billion. As of 2013, according to the Human Development Index (HDI), Myanmar had a low level of human development, ranking 150 out of 187 countries.
The scope of this Logistics Capacity Assessment is limited to the coastal area of Myanmar, Rakkhine, Ayeryarwaddy, Yangon, Mon and Tanintharyi (completed in 2014) and the central area, Bago, Magway, Nay Pyi Taw, Sagaing and Mandalay (completed in 2016). These regions and states were selected because these have the highest risk of natural disasters such as cyclones, floods and earthquakes.
This LCA does not include logistics assessment data of Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, and Shan state.
Generic country information can be located from sources which are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures. For a generic country overview, please consult the following sources:
Myanmar Wikipedia Country Information
Myanmar IMF Country Information
Myanmar Economist Intelligence Unit Information*
(*note - this is a paid service)
Myanmar World Food Programme Information
Myanmar UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Information
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Myanmar Wolfram Alpha Information
Myanmar World Bank Information
Myanmar World Population Review Information