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Full name 
Official nameYangon
Native name 
Other nameRangoon
Settlement typeCity
DivisionYangon Region
Settledc. 1028 1043
MayorHla Myint
Total Area231.1 sq mi (598.75 km2)
Total Population4348000 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
EthnicitiesBamar, Rakhine, Mon, Kayin, Burmese Chinese, Burmese Indians, Anglo-Burmese
ReligionsBuddhism, Christianity, Islam
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC+6:30)
Area code1, 80, 99

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Yangon ( , -myjàɴɡòuɴ mjo̰pron; also known as Rangoon, literally: "End of Strife") is a former capital of Burma (Myanmar) and the capital of Yangon Region (formerly Yangon Division). Although the military government has officially relocated the capital to Naypyidaw since March 2006, Yangon, with a population of over four million, continues to be the country's largest city and the most important commercial centre.

Yangon's infrastructure is undeveloped compared to those of other major cities in Southeast Asia. Yangon has the largest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia today. While many high-rise residential and commercial buildings have been constructed or renovated throughout downtown and Greater Yangon in the past two decades, most satellite towns that ring the city continue to be deeply impoverished.

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