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Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century. ― Google

Capital: Naypyidaw

Population: 54.41 million (2020) World Bank

Continent: Asia

Currency: Myanmar kyat

Official language: Burmese

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A landslide at a jade mine in Hpakant Township, Kachin State (northern Mynamar)  on 21 December has killed at least one person, while up to 100 people are missing, according to media reports.

The Myanmar Fire Services Department reports that search and rescue teams from Hpakant and the nearby Lone Khin Town have been deployed to the area.

On 22-23 December, moderate rainfall is forecast over Kachin State.

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