Myanmar Overview

The Republic of Union of Myanmar (Burma) is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia with a diverse population of over 135 different ethnic groups in the country. Predominantly Buddhists (over 87%). Myanmar’s rich cultural heritage started with the Tibeto-Burman Pyu city-state around the second century BCE.

Since 2012, Myanmar has been transitioning to a democratic nation after 50 years of struggle under military rule. Myanmar is an emerging economy with a rapidly growing middle class, and although Myanmar’s transitioning economy still faces challenges from years in isolation and civil wars, the country’s economy has continuously grown at an approximate rate of 6-8%.