Flag of Myanmar

Flag of Myanmar

The current flag of Myanmar has been adopted along with a new constitution in 2010 and it is composed of three horizontal stripes in red, green and yellow colors. In the middle of the flag, a large white five-pointed star is placed. The flag has been inspired by the flag of Burma from the period around the World War II. The yellow stripe refers to solidarity between people, green stands for natural wealth of the country, and the red stripe reminds courage of the local population during numerous fights. The white star symbolizes hope in the unity of all people living in the country. The flag, however, is not viewed positively by everybody, the opposition of the current government, for instance, considers it to be a symbol of attempts to forced assimilation of local ethnic groups.

Country information

Sovereign State Yes
Country codes MM, MMR (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Capital city Naypyidaw
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Population 54 339 766 (2019)
Total area 676 578 km2
Highest point Hkakabo Razi (5 881 m, 19 295 ft)
Lowest point Indian Ocean
GDP per capita $ 1 326 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Burmese kyat (Ks, MMK)
Calling code +95
Internet TLD .mm

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