|Official Name:||Union of Burma / Union of Myanmar (since 1989)|
|National Name:||Pyidaungzu Myanma Naingngandaw (translated by the US Government as Union of Myanma and by the Burmese as Union of Myanmar)|
|Alternate Names:||Myanma Naingngandaw; Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma (former name)|
|Monetary Units:||1 kyat (k) = 100 pyas (p)|
|Location:||Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand.|
|History:||Burma was part of India until April 1, 1937, when it became part of the British Commonwealth. On January 4, 1948, Burma became an independent nation.|
|Mineral Resources:||Petroleum, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, marble, limestone, precious stones.|
4 Mar 1968
Corundum (var. Ruby)
26 Jan 1991
Scott 196 shows natural pearls.
Scott 306 shows the 496 carat, unpolished, Nawata ruby.
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