Pyinmana

human settlement

Pyinmana (Burmese: ပျဉ်းမနားမြို့; MLCTS: pyanymana: mrui., IPA: [pjɪ̀ɴməná mjo̰]; population: 100,000 (2006 estimate)) is a small town in Mandalay Division of Myanmar. The government in 2005 decided to move the capital city from Yangon to an area 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) away west of Pyinmana on November 6, 2005, near the town, named Naypyidaw, which means Royal City. Pyinmana is approximately 200 miles (320 kilometres) north of Yangon.

Pyinmana
ပျဉ်းမနားမြို့
Pyinmana is located in Myanmar
Pyinmana
Pyinmana
Location of Pyinmana, Myanmar (Burma)
Coordinates: 19°45′N 96°12′E / 19.750°N 96.200°E / 19.750; 96.200Coordinates: 19°45′N 96°12′E / 19.750°N 96.200°E / 19.750; 96.200
CountryMyanmar (Burma)
DivisionMandalay Region
Population
 (2006 est.)
 • Total100,000
 • Ethnicities
Bamar Burmese Indians Kayin
 • Religions
Theravada Buddhism Islam
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)