Burma (Myanmar)

POPULATION: 54,2 millions

CAPITAL: Nay Pyi Taw (moved from Yangoon/Rangoon in 2006)

GDP per capita: $ 5,200

LANGUAGE: Burmese

RELIGION: Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, Animist 1%, other 2%.
FUN FACTS:

Both men and women use a yellow paste from the bark of the Thanakha tree as an effective sunscreen that also tightens the skin.

When the locals in Myanmar want to get a waiter’s attention, they make a kissing sound, usually two or three short kisses. It’s the sort of sound you might make if calling a cat.

The traditional sport is chinlone — a combination of sport and dance team sport that focuses on how beautifully one plays the game.