Why is Burma called Myanmar?

Answer Burma or officially the Union of Myanmar is a country in southern Asia. It is strictly controlled by its State Peace and Development Council and has been the scene of violent political conflict. Wh... Read More »

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Why is Myanmar called Burma?

The New York Times refers to the nation as Myanmar, while the CIA calls the same country by its old name, Burma. Such is the reality of the southeast Asian nation that since the year of 1989 has ca... Read More »

Where is Myanmar Burma?

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is on the Bay of Bengal on the Indonesian peninsula in Asia. The country shares borders with Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. Following Japanese occupation... Read More »

When did Burma become Myanmar?

Burma was renamed Myanmar, which is short for Myanmar Naing-Ngan (Union of Burma), in June 1989. The military State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) renamed the country during a military c... Read More »

Why was Burma's name changed to Myanmar?

According to the U.S. State Department the country of Myanmar, formerly the Union of Burma has been controlled by a military regime since September 18th, 1988. The military regime, which is known a... Read More »