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Following a coup d'état in 1962, it became a military dictatorship.

Both these names are derived from the name of the majority Burmese Bamar ethnic group.

Myanmar is considered to be the literary form of the name of the group, while Burma is derived from "Bamar", the colloquial form of the group's name.

The British took over the administration of Myanmar after three Anglo-Burmese Wars in the 19th century and the country became a British colony.

Myanmar was granted independence in 1948, as a democratic nation.

officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.

Myanmar is bordered by India and Bangladesh to its west, Thailand and Laos to its east and China to its north and northeast.

Myanmar has been a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1997.

Early civilisations in Myanmar included the Tibeto-Burman-speaking Pyu city-states in Upper Burma and the Mon kingdoms in Lower Burma.

To its south, about one third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 5,876 km (3,651 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline of 1,930 km (1,200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

The country's 2014 census counted the population to be 51 million people.

Myanmar used to be known as "Birmânia" in Portuguese, and as "Birmanie" in French.

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