Naypyidaw

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

Naypyidaw (Burmese: ᝨᝡᝩᝲᝧᝢ), 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," Archived 2012-10-19 at the Wayback Machine 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," Archived 2012-02-04 at the Wayback Machine 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 96.200°E / 19.733; 96.200