Flag of The Week: Myanmar

Flag of The Week: Myanmar
Myanmar

Myanmar is a country located in the western portion of mainland Southeast Asia.

Symbols on the Flag

The three stripes of yellow, green and red symbolize solidarity, peace and tranquility, and courage and decisiveness.

[Image: Flag of Myanmar]
Fast Facts

Area: 261,228 mi² (676,577 km²)

Population: 55,199,000

Capital: Nay Pyi Taw

Language: Myanmar (Burmese)

Religion: None

Currency: Myanmar kyat (K) 

Geography

Myanmar is the northernmost country of Southeast Asia. It is shaped like a kite with a long tail that runs south along the Malay Peninsula.

[Image: Map of Myanmar]
Famous Figures

Aung San Suu Kyi served as State Counsellor of Myanmar and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2021
In the 1980's, Nilar Win was a champion in Burmese kickboxing.

[Images: Aung San Suu Kyi; Nilar Win]

Food + Culture

Burmese curries are unique because they use dried spices in addition to fresh herbs and aromatics, and are often milder.

Thingyan is a four-day festival that ushers in the Burmese New Year.

[Images: Burmese curry dish with boiled eggs; Thingyan celebration with buckets of water]
Myanmar
Myanmar is a country located in the western portion of mainland Southeast Asia.
Symbols on the Flag
The three stripes of yellow, green and red symbolize solidaritypeace and tranquility, and courage and decisiveness.
Fast Facts
Area: 261,228 mi² (676,577 km²)
Population: 55,199,000
Capital: Nay Pyi Taw
Language: Myanmar (Burmese)
Religion: None
Currency: Myanmar kyat (K) 
Geography
Myanmar is the northernmost country of Southeast Asia. It is shaped like a kite with a long tail that runs south along the Malay Peninsula.
Famous Figures
Aung San Suu Kyi served as State Counsellor of Myanmar and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2021.
In the 1980’s, Nilar Win was a champion in Burmese kickboxing.
Food + Culture
Burmese curries are unique because they use dried spices in addition to fresh herbs and aromatics, and are often milder.
Thingyan is a four-day festival that ushers in the Burmese New Year.