Myanmar ( , or (also with the stress on first syllable); ), officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. One-third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 1,930 km (1,200 miles) forms an uninterrupted coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The country's 2014 census revealed a much lower population than expected, with 51 million people recorded. Myanmar is 676,578 square kilometres (261,227 sq mi) in size. Its capital city is Naypyidaw and its largest city is Yangon (Rangoon).
Noun 1. a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal; "much opium is grown in Myanmar" (synonym) Union of Burma, Burma (hypernym) Asian country, Asian nation (member-holonym) Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN (part-holonym) Indochina, Indochinese peninsula (member-meronym) Burmese (part-meronym) Yangon, Rangoon (class) dacoity, dakoity