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Yangon (also Rangoon) , is the largest city of Myanmar . It is located in the southern part of the country. It is situated on the Yangon River, east of the Iravati estuary, about 40 km from the Andaman Sea. Yangon was the capital city of the country from 1886 until 2005, when a new capital was built - Naypyidaw .

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Yangon developed from the originally fishing village of Dagon, which was built sometime in the 6th century AD, and was continuously developing into a city with a port.Tourist usually arrive to admire the most significant and truly unique monument in the city, the Shwedagon Pagoda from the 6th century AD. The city is the residence of the Anglican and the Catholic dioceses, 2 universities, scientific institutes, the National Library, and there is a seaport and an airport (Mingaladoum) . In addition, tourists may enjoy a pleasant time in museums, zoological and botanical gardens. Currently, the city has a population of over 5 million people.

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