18 Noteworthy Facts About Naypyidaw

Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 18 facts about Naypyidaw!

Geographical stats…Facts About Naypyidaw

  1. Naypyidaw is the capital city of Myanmar (Burma).
  2. Wondering how to say the name of this vast city? It’s pronounced Nay-pee-door.
  3. The total land area of Naypyidaw is 2,724 square miles (7,055 square kilometres)…
  4. …that’s roughly 4.5 times the size of Greater London.
  5. Naypyidaw’s population was 1,030,000 in 2015…
  6. …that’s less than 1/8 of the population of Greater London…
  7. …and gives it a population density of around 378 residents per square mile.
  8. Naypyidaw is located 377 ft above sea level.
  9. Residents of Naypyidaw are known as Burmese.
  10. Burmese living in Naypyidaw enjoy a tropical climate with little temperature variation and an average annual temperature of 26.8°C.
  11. Looking to fly yourself to Naypyidaw? You’ll need the coordinates of 19.4442° N, 96.0746° E.
  12. 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!

Social intricacies

  1. The official language of Naypyidaw is Burmese.
  2. 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!
  3. Burmese Kyat is the official currency here.
  4. The name Naypyidaw is said to mean ‘Abode of Kings’!
  5. 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.

Bonus Fact!

  1. 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.

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