Naypyidaw

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Uppatasanti Pagoda at Myanmar capital
Panorama view of Hluttaw Complex (Parliament) at Naypyidaw

Naypyidaw, also known Nay Pyi Taw or Naypyitaw, is the capital city of Myanmar, also known as Burma.[1]

Construction in the planned city is on-going.[2]

History[change | change source]

In 2005, the capital of Myanmar was officially moved inland and away from the Gulf of Martaban and the Andaman Sea.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The former capital, Yangon (Rangoon), is about 385 kilometers (240 miles) south of the new city.[4]

The new capital is located between middle mountain range of Bago Yoma and eastern mountain range of Shan Yoma. Naypyidaw covers an area of 7,054.37 square-km.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Myoe, Maung Aung. (2006). "The Road to Naypyita: Making Sense of the Myanmar Government's Decision to Move Its Capital," Asia Research Institute Working Paper Series No. 79 (National University of Singapore); retrieved 2011-12-2.
  2. Thein, Cherry. "National Library collection headed for Nay Pyi Taw," Myanmar Times, May 30-June 5, 2011; Oo, Sann. "Subway plan for Nay Pyi Taw too expensive, says minister," Myanmar Times. September 5-11, 2011; Nikishenkov, Oleg. "Moscow exports the metro to Myanmar," Rossiyskaya Gazeta (Russia). August 5, 2011; retrieved 2011-12-3.
  3. "Built to Order: Myanmar’s New Capital Isolates and Insulates Junta," New York Times (US). June 24, 2008; Peck, Grant. "Myanmar’s Remote Capital Is Still a Work in Progress," New York Times. October 5, 2007; retrieved 2011-12-2.
  4. "Junta in the Jungle; Myanmar Shows Off New Capital to the World," Der Spiegel (Germany). March 27, 2007; retrieved 2011-12-2.
  5. "Construction of Myanmar new capital continues," People's Daily (PRC). 24 December 2009; retrieved 2011-12-3.

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Coordinates: 19°44′N 96°12′E / 19.733°N 96.2°E / 19.733; 96.2