|The Nation's richest seaport and capital, Yangon was once known for its
beauty and cleanliness. With it's tree-lined streets, shaded parks and
gardens and big lakes, the city was labeled as the "PRINCESS OF ASIA".
Originally a small fishing village named Dagon, it was renamed Yangon meaning
"END OF STRIFE" after King Alaungpaya conquered lower Myanmar
in 1755. The British refounded and its name changed to Rangoon. Rangoon
became the capital city of Myanmar when the country regained its independence
on 4th January 1948. The original name Yangon has been restored after the
advent of the State Law and Order Restoration Council in 1988. Today the
city covers an area of 300 sq miles, comprising 33 townships.
Yangon wears a look of prosperity beyond
recognition, with new high-rises such
condominiums, hotels, plazas, supermarkets
and departmental stores.
||Parks, gardens and lakes combined with a moderate weather creates Yangon
a very pleasant natural environment.
|Climate / annual average temperature / annual
||With the resettlement of the squatters in
five newly constructed Satellite towns
are no serious problems except the
shortage of electricity.
||The Department of City Planning and Land
Administration under Yangon City Development
Committee handles daily routine such
of land titles, sub-divisions of plots
Urban planning is coordinated by Yangon
Development Committee and Department
and Human Settlement.
|Ethnicity and language(s) percentage
|Number of households
|Industry and economy
||The agriculture is the vital organ of the Myammer economy as well as the
basic part of it. In accordance with the Government's objective of transforming
a state of conventional farming to mechanized farming initially, and translating
this mechanized farming country into modern developed industrialized one,
state owned sectors as well as cooperatives and private sectors are also
actively taking part in the tasks.
|Major industry and main produce
||agro-industry, manufacturing, and tourism
|Number of employed in each industry
||Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery (65.9%) / Commercial (9.7%) / Manufacturing
(9.1%) / Government services (15.3%)