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396px-Shwedagon-Pagode

The Shwedagon Pagoda, a landmark of Rangoon, Myanmar


Rangoon, officially named Yangon, is the largest city (population: 4,082,000) of Myanmar, known formerly as Burma. The city was founded about 1500 years before and iots name was Dagon at that time. The city has served as the capital of Myanmar for long time - until the political capital was shifted to Naypyidaw in March 2006. For all practical purpose, Rangoon continues to represent the life, society, culture and commercial aspects of Myanmar.


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  • Currency: kyat (K) (mmK)
  • Time Zone: MMT (UTC+6:30)
  • Official language: Myanmar (Burmese)
  • Climate & Weather: Rangoon has an equatorial climate. The table below present the select weather data
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg high °C
(°F)
31
(89)
34
(94)
36
(97)
37
(99)
33
(92)
30
(86)
29
(85)
29
(85)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(89)
31
(88)
32
(90)
Avg low temperature °C
(°F)
18
(65)
19
(67)
21
(71)
24
(76)
25
(78)
25
(77)
24
(76)
24
(76)
24
(76)
25
(77)
22
(73)
19
(67)
22
(73)

Source: Weatherbase

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