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ABOUT NAY PYI TAW

Nay Pyi Taw is the capital of Myanmar, located between the Bago Yoma and Shan Yoma mountain ranges.  It is a unique city in the region and a fully constructed large city but with very few inhabitants compared to its size, so you can experience the amazing and unprecedented (for Asia) experience of never ever being stuck in traffic.  The city covers an area of 7,054.37 km2 and has a population of 924,608, according to official figures.  On 6 November 2005, the administrative capital of the country was officially moved to a greenfield site 3.2 km west of Pyinmana, and about 320 km north of Yangon, the previous capital.  The capital's official name was announced on 27 March 2006, Myanmar's Armed Forces Day.  It first became the capital of Myanmar in 2006, after the government decided to move the capital from Yangon.  Much of this planned city was completed in 2012.  The 24th and 25th ASEAN Summit as well as the Ninth East Asia Summit were held in Nay Pyi Taw.  It was also one of the host cities for the 2013 Southeast Asian Games.