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Burma


    • Location:
      Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand

    • Map references:
      Southeast Asia

    • Area:

        total area:
        678,500 sq km

        land area:
        657,740 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly smaller than Texas

    • Land boundaries:
      total 5,876 km, Bangladesh 193 km, China 2,185 km, India 1,463 km, Laos 235 km, Thailand 1,800 km

    • Coastline:
      1,930 km

    • Maritime claims:

        contiguous zone:
        24 nm

        continental shelf:
        200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin

        exclusive economic zone:
        200 nm

        territorial sea:
        12 nm

    • International disputes:
      none

    • Climate:
      tropical monsoon; cloudy, rainy, hot, humid summers (southwest monsoon, June to September); less cloudy, scant rainfall, mild temperatures, lower humidity during winter (northeast monsoon, December to April)

    • Terrain:
      central lowlands ringed by steep, rugged highlands

    • Natural resources:
      petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, some marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        15%

        permanent crops:
        1%

        meadows and pastures:
        1%

        forest and woodland:
        49%

        other:
        34%

    • Irrigated land:
      10,180 sq km (1989)

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        deforestation; industrial pollution of air, soil, and water; inadequate sanitation and water treatment contribute to disease

        natural hazards:
        destructive earthquakes and cyclones; flooding and landslides common during rainy season (June to September); periodic droughts

        international agreements:
        party to - Biodiversity, Climate Change, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83; signed, but not ratified - Law of the Sea

    • Note:
      strategic location near major Indian Ocean shipping lanes






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