Pyinmana

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Pyinmana
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Pyinmana is located in Burma
Pyinmana
Location of Pyinmana, Myanmar (Burma)
Coordinates: 19°45′N 96°12′E / 19.75°N 96.2°E / 19.75; 96.2Coordinates: 19°45′N 96°12′E / 19.75°N 96.2°E / 19.75; 96.2
Country Myanmar (Burma)
Division Mandalay Region
Population (2006 est.)
 • Total 100,000
 • Ethnicities Bamar, Burmese Indians, Kayin
 • Religions Theravada Buddhism, Islam
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Pyinmana (Burmese: ပျဉ်းမနားမြို့; MLCTS: pyanymana: mrui., IPA: [pjɪ̀ɴməná mjo̰]; population: 100,000 (2006 estimate)) is a small town in Mandalay Division of Myanmar. The government in 2005 decided to move the capital city from Yangon to an area two miles (3.2 km) away west of Pyinmana on November 6, 2005, near the town, named Naypyidaw, which means Royal City. Pyinmana is approximately 200 miles (320 km) north of Yangon.