Myanmar ISD Calling code is +95
The current flag of Myanmar has been adopted along with a new constitution in 2010 and it is composed of three horizontal stripes in red, green and yellow colors. In the middle of the flag, a large white five-pointed star is placed. The flag has been inspired by the flag of Burma from the period around the World War II. The yellow stripe refers to solidarity between people, green stands for natural wealth of the country, and the red stripe reminds courage of the local population during numerous fights. The white star symbolizes hope in the unity of all people living in the country. The flag, however, is not viewed positively by everybody, the opposition of the current government, for instance, considers it to be a symbol of attempts to forced assimilation of local ethnic groups.
Once a pariah state, Myanmar – previously known as Burma – is fast becoming the must-see destination in Southeast Asia, helped by an incredible array of tourist sights: golden stupas as tall as skyscrapers, ancient ruins, fascinating hill tribes, unexplored jungles, peaceful beach resorts, legions of monks, and mesmerising cities made legendary by writers like Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell.
Those who do visit discover a fascinating, and famously friendly culture on the threshold between tradition and modernity. Monasteries are the foundation of Burmese society and even in rapidly expanding Yangon life is focused on Buddhist rituals. The sense of devotion is tangible at the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Paya, which towers over Yangon like an enormous golden pillar.
|Total area||676,578 km2|
|Formation||4. 1. 1948|
|Highest point||Hkakabo Razi (5,881 m)|
|GDP||$ 1,612 (IMF, 2012)|
|Currency||myanmar kyat (MMK)|
|ISD Calling code||+95|
|How to Dial||Please Add 00 or + as Prefix to these Codes|