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Pyinmana

(pyĭn`mänä'), town and township (1983 pop. 52,962), Naypyidaw union territory, S central Myanmar, 55 mi (89 km) NNW of ToungooToungoo
or Taungu
, town, S Myanmar, on the Sittaung River. It is a railway junction. From the late 14th cent. it was the center of one of the three chief states of Myanmar; in the late 16th cent.
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. Pyinmana is located on the Yangon–Mandalay railroad in a mountainous, forested region. Sugarcane is raised in the surrounding area and processed in the town. A forestry college is there. The forces of nationalist leader U Aung San were based in Pyinmana during World War II, and the area was later a Communist insurgent stronghold. In late 2005 Myanmar's military government announced that the capital would be moved from YangonYangon
, formerly Rangoon
, city (1983 pop. 2,458,712), former capital of Myanmar and capital of Yangon region, S central Myanmar, on the Yangon River (a mouth of the Ayeyarwady) near its entrance into the Gulf of Martaban.
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 to an extensive compound outside the town, and began transferring several government ministries to the site, which was named NaypyidawNaypyidaw
or Naypyitaw
, capital city of Myanmar and union territory (2009 est. pop. 925,000), 2,724 sq mi (7,054 sq km), in the S central part of the country.
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 in 2006.
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C'est en novembre 2005 que la junte militaire du Myanmar (ex-Birmanie), au pouvoir depuis 1988, a annonce son intention de demenager la capitale a Pyinmana.
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It comes as no surprise then, when in 2006--uncannily, also after a mere six decades (as it was with the Second Pegu/Toungoo Dynasty)--the capital of the country was moved back to the dry zone of Upper Myanmar: adjacent to Pyinmana, an ancient (and long-settled) governorship that goes back to the eleventh-fourteenth century Pagan period; indeed, the site has Paleolithic and Neolithic remains as well.
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