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Burma, an aa kent as Myanmar an offeecially the Republic o the Union o Myanmar, is the lairgest kintra bi geographical aurie in mainland Sootheast Asie. The kintra is bordered bi Fowkrepublic o Cheenae on the north-east, Laos on the aest, Thailand on the sooth-east, Bangladesh on the wast, Indie on the north-wast an the Bay o Bengal tae the sooth-wast wi the Andaman Sea defining its soothern periphery. Ane-third o Burma's tot perimeter, 1,930 kilometers (1,199 mi), forms an uninterrupted coastline.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Names o Burma

"Burma" is derived frae the Burmese wird "Bamar" (ဗမာ), which in turn is the colloquial form o Myanmar (မြန်မာ) (or Mranma in auld Burmese), baith o which historically referred tae the majority Burmans (or the Bamar). Dependin on the register uised the pronunciation wad be "Bama" (pronounced: [bəmà]), or "Myanmah" (pronounced: [mjəmà]). The name "Burma" haes been in uise in Inglis syne the time o Breetish colonial rule.

Regions an states[eedit | eedit soorce]

The 14 states an regions o Burma

The kintra is dividit intae seiven states (ပြည်နယ်) an seiven regions (တိုင်းဒေသကြီး), umwhile cawed diveesions.[1] The annooncement on the renamin o diveesion tae regions wis made on 20 August 2010.[2] Regions are predominantly Bamar (that is, mainly inhabitit bi the dominant ethnic group). States, in essence, are regions which are hame tae parteecular ethnic minorities. The administrative diveesions are further subdividit intae destricts, which are further subdividit intae tounships, wards, an veelages.

Belaw are the nummer o destricts, tounships, ceeties/touns, wards, veelage Groups an veelages in each diveesions an states o Burma.

No. State/Region Destricts Tounships Ceeties/Touns Wards Veelage groups Veelages
1 Kachin State 3 18 20 116 606 2630
2 Kayah State 2 7 7 29 79 624
3 Kayin State 3 7 10 46 376 2092
4 Chin State 2 9 9 29 475 1355
5 Sagaing Region 8 37 37 171 1769 6095
6 Tanintharyi Region 3 10 10 63 265 1255
7 Bago Region 4 28 33 246 1424 6498
8 Magway Region 5 25 26 160 1543 4774
9 Mandalay Region 7 31 29 259 1611 5472
10 Mon State 2 10 11 69 381 1199
11 Rakhine State 4 17 17 120 1041 3871
12 Yangon Region 4 45 20 685 634 2119
13 Shan State 11 54 54 336 1626 15513
14 Ayeyarwady Region 6 26 29 219 1912 11651
Tot 63 324 312 2548 13742 65148

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