Yangon

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Yangon (pronunciation, lit. 'End of Strife'), formerly known as Rangoon, is the capital of the Yangon Region and the largest city of Myanmar (also known as Burma).wikipedia
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Myanmar

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Yangon (pronunciation, lit. 'End of Strife'), formerly known as Rangoon, is the capital of the Yangon Region and the largest city of Myanmar (also known as Burma).
Its capital city is Naypyidaw, and its largest city is Yangon (Rangoon).

Yangon Region

Yangon DivisionYangonPegu Province
Yangon (pronunciation, lit. 'End of Strife'), formerly known as Rangoon, is the capital of the Yangon Region and the largest city of Myanmar (also known as Burma).
Yangon Region is dominated by its capital city of Yangon, the former national capital and the largest city in the country.

Shwedagon Pagoda

ShwedagonShwe DagonGreat Dagon Pagoda
The city is also home to the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda – Myanmar's most sacred Buddhist pagoda.
The Shwedagon Pagoda, officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw (ရွှေတိဂုံစေတီတော်, lit. 'Golden Dagon Pagoda') and also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda, is a gilded stupa located in Yangon, Myanmar.

Downtown Yangon

central business districtcolonial-era urban core
Yangon boasts the largest number of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia, and has a unique colonial-era urban core that is remarkably intact.
Downtown Yangon (also known as the Yangon Central Business District or Yangon CBD; formerly the Cantonment) is the central business district of Yangon, Myanmar, located close to the geographic centre of the metropolitan area.

Dagon Township

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Yangon was founded as Dagon in the early 11th century (c.
Dagon Township is located immediately north of downtown Yangon.

Bahadur Shah Zafar

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The mausoleum of the last Mughal Emperor is located in Yangon, where he had been exiled following the Indian Mutiny of 1857.
Following his involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British exiled him to Rangoon in British-controlled Burma (now in Myanmar), after convicting him on several charges.

Naypyidaw

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Yangon served as the capital of Myanmar until 2006, when the military government relocated the administrative functions to the purpose-built city of Naypyidaw in central Myanmar.
The city officially replaced Yangon as the administrative capital of Myanmar in 2006.

Mawlamyine

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After the war, the British moved the capital of British Burma from Moulmein (present-day Mawlamyine) to Yangon.
Mawlamyine (also spelled Mawlamyaing; ; ; ), formerly Moulmein, is the fourth largest city of Myanmar (Burma), 300 km south east of Yangon and 70 km south of Thaton, at the mouth of Thanlwin (Salween) River.

Mon people

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1028–1043) by the Mon people, who dominated Lower Burma at that time.
Historically, many cities in both Myanmar and Thailand today, including Yangon and Bangkok were founded either by the Mon people or Mon rulers.

Alaungpaya

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In 1755, King Alaungpaya, the founder of the Konbaung Dynasty captured Dagon, renamed it "Yangon", and added settlements around Dagon.
He also founded Yangon in 1755.

Capital city

Capitaladministrative centerDistrict seat
Yangon (pronunciation, lit. 'End of Strife'), formerly known as Rangoon, is the capital of the Yangon Region and the largest city of Myanmar (also known as Burma).
Naypyidaw was founded in Burma's interior as the former capital, Rangoon, was claimed to be too overcrowded.

Inya Lake

Inya RoadInyaleLake Inya
By the 1890s Yangon's increasing population and commerce gave birth to prosperous residential suburbs to the north of Royal Lake (Kandawgyi) and Inya Lake.
Inya Lake (အင်းလျားကန်, ʔīnyā kǎn ; formerly, Lake Victoria) is the largest lake in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar), a popular recreational area for Yangonites, and a famous location for romance in popular culture.

Yangon General Hospital

Rangoon General Hospital.General Hospital
The British also established hospitals including Rangoon General Hospital and colleges including Rangoon University.
The Yangon General Hospital (YGH) is a major public hospital in Yangon, Myanmar.

Sule Pagoda

Sule
The colonial-era commercial core is centred around the Sule Pagoda, which is reputed to be over 2,000 years old.
The Sule Pagoda is a Burmese stupa located in the heart of downtown Yangon, occupying the centre of the city and an important space in contemporary Burmese politics, ideology and geography.

Burmese language

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The name Yangon is derived from the combination of the Burmese words yan and koun, which mean 'enemies' and 'run out of', respectively.
The standard dialect of Burmese (the Mandalay-Yangon dialect continuum) comes from the Irrawaddy River valley.

Yangon City Heritage List

List of Yangon City Heritage
Many colonial-period buildings were demolished to make way for high-rise hotels, office buildings, and shopping malls, leading the city government to place about 200 notable colonial-period buildings under the Yangon City Heritage List in 1996.
The Yangon City Heritage List is a list of man-made landmarks in Yangon, Myanmar, so designated by the city government, Yangon City Development Committee.

Anglo-Burmese people

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Karens, the Chinese, the Anglo-Burmese and others made up the rest.
The community was established near Syriam (modern Thanlyin) on the outskirts of modern-day Yangon.

Hlaingthaya Township

HlaingthayaHlaingtharyaHlaingtharyar
Successive governments have built satellite towns such as Thaketa, North Okkalapa and South Okkalapa in the 1950s to Hlaingthaya, Shwepyitha and South Dagon in the 1980s.
Hlaingthaya Township (လှိုင်သာယာ မြို့နယ်, ; also spelt Hlaing Tharyar Township) is located in the western part of Yangon, Myanmar.

British rule in Burma

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Yangon became the capital of all British-ruled Burma after the British had captured Upper Burma in the Third Anglo-Burmese War of 1885.
The British dispatched a large seaborne expedition that took Rangoon without a fight in 1824.

North Okkalapa Township

North Okkalapa
Successive governments have built satellite towns such as Thaketa, North Okkalapa and South Okkalapa in the 1950s to Hlaingthaya, Shwepyitha and South Dagon in the 1980s.
North Okkalapa Township is located in the eastern part of Yangon.

Thaketa Township

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Successive governments have built satellite towns such as Thaketa, North Okkalapa and South Okkalapa in the 1950s to Hlaingthaya, Shwepyitha and South Dagon in the 1980s.
Thaketa Township is located in the eastern part of Yangon, Myanmar.

South Okkalapa Township

South Okkalapa
Successive governments have built satellite towns such as Thaketa, North Okkalapa and South Okkalapa in the 1950s to Hlaingthaya, Shwepyitha and South Dagon in the 1980s.
South Okkalapa Township is located in the eastern part of Yangon.

South Dagon Township

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Successive governments have built satellite towns such as Thaketa, North Okkalapa and South Okkalapa in the 1950s to Hlaingthaya, Shwepyitha and South Dagon in the 1980s.
South Dagon Township (also South Dagon Myothit; ဒဂုံမြို့သစ်တောင်ပိုင်း မြို့နယ် ) is located in the southeastern part of Yangon, Myanmar.

Basic Education High School No. 6 Botataung

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The former High Court, the former Secretariat buildings, the former St. Paul's English High School and the Strand Hotel are excellent examples of the bygone era.
6 Botataung ဗိုလ်တထောင်; abbreviated to ; commonly known as Botataung 6 High School or St. Paul's High School'''), located a few miles east of downtown Yangon in Botataung township, is a public high school, and one of the oldest high schools in Myanmar.

Second Anglo-Burmese War

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The British seized Yangon and all of Lower Burma in the Second Anglo-Burmese War of 1852, and subsequently transformed Yangon into the commercial and political hub of British Burma.
Lambert, described by Dalhousie in a private letter as the "combustible commodore", eventually provoked a naval confrontation in extremely questionable circumstances by blockading the port of Rangoon and seizing the King Pagan's royal ship and thus started the Second Anglo-Burmese War which ended in the Company annexing the province of Pegu and renaming it Lower Burma.