Myanmar

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Myanmar

Myanmar

Culture

Food: One of the main foods people eat in Myanmar is rice. They also eat fish, chicken, duck, etc but they rarely serve beef. With a lot of meals they have cooked & raw vegetables. Religion: The main religion practiced in Myanmar is Buddhism. It's practiced by 90% of the population, Christianity is 5.5%, Islam is 3.8%, Hinduism is .5%, and Animism is .2%.Clothing: Myanmar has 135 different ethnic groups but the 8 major races are Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Burma, Rakhine, and Shan. They all have different dialect, traditions, and culture so they all dress differently.Art/Entertainment: Myanmar has many festivlas throughout the year, some of the festivlas they have are the Thingyan Water Festival, and the Ananda Pagoda Festival.

Demographics

History

Myanmar was previously known as Burma. It was established in 1044. It supported many new religions and cultures. Soon more and more people began to move there.

Government

Type of Gov.: At the moment Myanmar is deciding what to do with their government since a woman brought to the countries attention that the government was abusing their power. Since 2010 Myanmar has been working towards Liberalism but the generals are fighting it. Head: The president of Myanmar is Thein Sein.

Age: The median age for women is 28, and men is 27. Ethnic Groups: The top eight ethnic groups in Myanmar are Kachin, Kayan, Kayih, Chin, Mon, Bamar, Rakhine, & Shan.Literacy Rates: In 2000 89.9% of people could read and write in Myanmar.

Economy

Exports: In 2013 Burma exported $9.5B, making it the 95th largest exporter in the world. During the last five years the exports of Burma have increased at an annualized rate of 10.5%, from $5.74B in 2008 to $9.5B in 2013. The most recent exports are led by Petroleum Gas which represent 37% of the total exports of Burma, followed by Rough Wood, which account for 9.6%. Imports: In 2013 Burma imported $17.8B, making it the 86th largest importer in the world. During the last five years the imports of Burma have increased at an annualized rate of 24.5%, from $5.97B in 2008 to $17.8B in 2013. The most recent imports are led by Refined Petroleum which represent 9.2% of the total imports of Burma, followed by delivery trucks, which account for 3.59%.


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