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Myanmar Cities by Population


62 cities shown of 62 total Myanmar cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Rangoon 4,477,638
2. Mandalay 1,208,099
3. Nay Pyi Taw 925,000
4. Mawlamyine 438,861
5. Bago 244,376
6. Pathein 237,089
7. Monywa 182,011
8. Akyab 177,743
9. Meiktila 177,442
10. Myeik 173,298
11. Taunggyi 160,115
12. Myingyan 141,713
13. Dawei 136,783
14. Prome 135,308
15. Hinthada 134,947
16. Lashio 131,016
17. Pakokku 126,938
18. Thaton 123,727
19. Maymyo 117,303
20. Yenangyaung 110,553
21. Taungoo 106,945
22. Thayetmyo 98,185
23. Pyinmana 97,409
24. Magway 96,954
25. Myitkyina 90,894
26. Chauk 90,870
27. Mogok 90,843
28. Nyaunglebin 89,626
29. Mudon 89,123
30. Shwebo 88,914
31. Sagaing 78,739
32. Taungdwingyi 70,094
33. Syriam 69,448
34. Bogale 68,938
35. Pyapon 65,601
36. Yamethin 59,867
37. Kanbe 58,146
38. Myaydo 57,897
39. Minbu 57,342
40. Tharyarwady 54,386
41. Thongwa 52,496
42. Kyaiklat 52,425
43. Maubin 51,542
44. Kyaukse 50,480
45. Kyaikto 48,658
46. Martaban 48,629
47. Kyaikkami 48,100
48. Bhamo 47,920
49. Twante 46,516
50. Mawlaik 44,540
51. Wakema 42,705
52. Myanaung 42,252
53. Pyu 40,386
54. Kayan 40,322
55. Nyaungdon 40,092
56. Mawlamyinegyunn 39,115
57. Thanatpin 39,000
58. Letpandan 38,936
59. Thanatpin 38,059
60. Paungde 36,971
61. Loikaw 17,293
62. Falam 5,404





Myanmar History

On 18 June 1989, the Burmese military junta passed the Adaptation of Expressions Law"" that officially changed the English version of the country's name from Burma to Myanmar, and changed the English versions of many place names in the country along with it, such as its former capital city from Rangoon to Yangon. This prompted one scholar to coin the term ""Myanmarification"" to refer to the top-down programme of political and cultural reform in the context of which the renaming was done. The action was strictly an executive act, not based on any statutory authority, and the government did not hold a national referendum to have the Burmese electorate ratify the name change. Within the Burmese language, Myanma is the written, literary name of the country, while Bama or Bamar is the oral, colloquial name. In spoken Burmese, the distinction is less clear than the English transliteration suggests."

The renaming proved to be politically controversial on several grounds. Opposition groups continue to use the name Burma"

since they do not recognize the legitimacy of the ruling military government nor its authority to rename the country in English. Various non-Bamar ethnic groups choose to not recognize the name because the term Myanmah has historically been used as a label for the majority ethnic group rather than for the country."""

Various world entities have chosen to accept or reject the name change. The United Nations accepts the name Myanmar, since the UN allows its members states to be known by any name they choose. However it has not been recognized by many Western governments such as the United States, Australia, Canada or the United Kingdom, which continue to use Burma"

while the European Union uses ""Burma/Myanmar"" as an alternative. China has not agreed to change its translations and continues to use. Japan uses the name Myanmar but calls the people Burmese. France continues to use Birmanie

and most other countries continue to use their traditional translations."""







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