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Burma: Geography#

LocationSoutheastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand
Geographic Coordinates22 00 N, 98 00 E 22.0,98.0
Area total: 676,578 sq km
land: 653,508 sq km
water: 23,070 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 676578
DBpedia: 676575
Geoname: 678500
Infoplease: 0
Britannica: 676577
Wolfram: 676578

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Land boundariestotal: 6,522 km
border countries: Bangladesh 271 km, China 2,129 km, India 1,468 km, Laos 238 km, Thailand 2,416 km
Coastline1,930 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Andaman Sea / Bay of Bengal 0 m
highest point: Gamlang Razi 5,870 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Hkakabo Razi 5881 m; Mount Logaina 3759 m; Phon Kan Razi 3635 m
According to Geonames: Hkakabo Razi 5881 m; Bumhpa Bum 3411 m; Nattaung 2623 m; Loi Lan 2161 m; Mulayit Taung 2005 m

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Important Mountains
Terraincentral lowlands ringed by steep, rugged highlands
Natural Hazardsdestructive earthquakes and cyclones; flooding and landslides common during rainy season (June to September); periodic droughts
Natural Resourcepetroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 15.94%
permanent crops: 2.16%
other: 81.89% (2011)
Climatetropical monsoon; cloudy, rainy, hot, humid summers (southwest monsoon, June to September); less cloudy, scant rainfall, mild temperatures, lower humidity during winter (northeast monsoon, December to April)
Irrigated Land21,100 sq km (2004)
Renewable Water Resources1,168 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation; industrial pollution of air, soil, and water; inadequate sanitation and water treatment contribute to disease
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Rangoon; Mandalay; Mawlamyine; Bago; Pathein
According to Geonames: Yangon; Mandalay; Naypyidaw; Mawlamyine; Bago

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Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location near major Indian Ocean shipping lanes