Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 18 facts about Naypyidaw!
- Naypyidaw is the capital city of Myanmar (Burma).
- Wondering how to say the name of this vast city? It’s pronounced Nay-pee-door.
- The total land area of Naypyidaw is 2,724 square miles (7,055 square kilometres)…
- …that’s roughly 4.5 times the size of Greater London.
- Naypyidaw’s population was 1,030,000 in 2015…
- …that’s less than 1/8 of the population of Greater London…
- …and gives it a population density of around 378 residents per square mile.
- Naypyidaw is located 377 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Naypyidaw are known as Burmese.
- Burmese living in Naypyidaw enjoy a tropical climate with little temperature variation and an average annual temperature of 26.8°C.
- Looking to fly yourself to Naypyidaw? You’ll need the coordinates of 19.4442° N, 96.0746° E.
- Make sure you visit Uppatasanti Pagoda if you’re in Naypyidaw; it’s a tremendous and prominent landmark which even houses a Buddha tooth relic which was originally discovered in China!
- The official language of Naypyidaw is Burmese.
- Whilst in Naypyidaw, make sure to keep your camera firmly pointed at yourself; it is actually illegal to take photos of government buildings or officials here!
- Burmese Kyat is the official currency here.
- The name Naypyidaw is said to mean ‘Abode of Kings’!
- Myanmar welcomed 2,044,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Naypyidaw for its incredible architecture, vast infrastructure and monumental government buildings.
- Do you know someone lucky enough to live in Naypyidaw? You can make cheap calls to Naypyidaw with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 0095.
To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Naypyidaw, head over to the Myanmar Times website.