this page you will find a map of Myanmar
and some information about the country. The map is a detail of a Map
of the World published by Planet
Poster Editons in Germany.
Map of the World costs 11.50 Euros, it is described in detail at www.planetposter.de
(only in German) and can be ordered at www.wissenladen.de.
Official name of country: Myanmar
Official script of the country: Myanmar
of inhabitats: see www.citypopulation.de.
of Myanmar with surrounding
areas. - Landkarte von Myanmar.
- Mapa de Myanmar. - Carte de Myanmar.
Myanmar's capital is Pyinmana. The biggest city of the country is Yangun (Rangun, Rangoon). Flights to Myanmar usually go to Yangun. Other important towns are Moulmein, Bassein, Sittwe (Akyab), Taunggyi, Mandalay and Myitkyina.
The official language of Myanmar is Burmese. Burmese is written in a particular script of its onw, we simply call it here Myanmar, and which had been developed nearly 1000 years ago from a Mon script. Mon had been developed about 1500 years ago from a precedent script of Khmer. Khmer was derived from an old Indian Brahmi script.
The Myanmar script looks very beautiful, with rounded letters because it had originally been written on palm leaves. In our map we have shown the names of the localities in the Latin and Myanmar scripts. The Göttingen University Library possesses a map of Myanmar in the original script. This online map in this high resolution is perhaps unique in the internet.
Tourism is of lower importance in Myanmar. We would appreciate more detailed information, also about tourism, flights, or individual tours to Myanmar.
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is our Map
of the World with original scripts (original size 70 x 100
cm), from which the detailed map shown above has been cut out. The numbers of
city inhabitants and vegetational zones were researched by hand for every country,
by using the sources listed below. This procedure prevented the map from containing
traditional errors provoked by simply copying such information from previous
map can be ordered for 11.50 Euros (+ postage and packing) at www.wissenladen.de.
on which the information contained in this map is based:
vegetational base map was aligned with satellite pictures from Google
official names of the countries are quite well researched at www.geonames.de.
Also here you can find information on the geography of many countries: www.geographixx.de.
numbers of inhabitants of the cities were taken from www.citypopulation.de.
the mountain peak altitudes were largely derived form www.peakbagger.com.
is the link to the sitemap, where all areas
with maps are linked.
Map of the World was compiled by F. Welter-Schultes (Planet Poster Editions,
Göttingen, Germany). Copyright (c) 2006 R. Krätzner & F. Welter-Schultes.
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are not principally excluded, but require explicite permission of the publisher.
We will be pleased to grant such a permission, prices are individually negociable
and certainly not too expensive.
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