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Uppatasanti Pagoda at Myanmar capital
Hluttaw Complex, Naypyidaw
Panorama view of Hluttaw Complex (Parliament) at Naypyidaw

Naypyidaw, also known Nay Pyi Taw or Naypyitaw, is the capital city of Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Construction in the planned city is on-going.


In 2005, the capital of Myanmar was officially moved inland and away from the Gulf of Martaban and the Andaman Sea.


The former capital, Yangon (Rangoon), is about 385 kilometers (240 miles) south of the new city.

The new capital is located between middle mountain range of Bago Yoma and eastern mountain range of Shan Yoma. Naypyidaw covers an area of 7,054.37 square-km.

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