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About Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline. Its famed Shwedagon Paya, a huge, shimmering pagoda complex, draws thousands of pilgrims annually. The city's other notable religious sites include the Botataung and Sule pagodas, both housing Buddhist relics.

  • Area: 576 km²
  • Metropolitan area: 10,170 km²
  • Urban area: 598.8 km²
  • Weather: 27°C, Wind W at 5 km/h, 83% Humidity
  • Area code: 01
  • Colleges and Universities: University of Yangon

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