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  • Formerly Ran·goon (răn-go͞onˈ, răng-)Yangon The capital and largest city of Myanmar (Burma), in the southern part of the country in the Irrawaddy River delta. It became the capital of Burmese kings after the 1750s. Population: 4,470,000.

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  • proper n. The largest city and former capital of Myanmar (Burma). Formerly known as Rangoon. The administrative capital has been moved to Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Taw.

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  • n. the capital and largest city of Myanmar; located in the south near the Irrawaddy river delta

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Examples

  • YANGON (Reuters) - At least 24 people were killed and many wounded in three explosions at a new year Myanmar capital of Yangon on Thursday, ... political suicide and a crippled half-life as a legal party, Myanmar's main opposition force last week, unlike Hamlet, reached for the bare bodkin.

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  • YANGON (Reuters) - A series of bombs exploded at a controversial hydropower project site being jointly built by a Chinese company in northern Myanmar on Saturday, just two days after bombs killed eight in the former capital of Yangon.

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  • YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's ruling military on Saturday blamed insurgent groups for seeking to disrupt November 7 elections by planting explosive devices at a power pylon in an eastern town and a time bomb in central Yangon this week.

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  • YANGON (AFP) - UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari arrived in Myanmar's main city of Yangon to prepare for a possible visit by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, an AFP correspondent said.

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  • YANGON (Reuters) - Detained pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi met a high-level official in Myanmar's military-ruled government for a second time in a week following her offer to lobby the West to lift Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is meeting with Western diplomats in Yangon, embassies told AFP Friday.

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  • YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial on Monday charged with breaking the terms of her house Protesters in support of Myanmar's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi hold a rally calling for her release outside the trial on Monday and faces a further five years in detention, sparking threats of tougher international sanctions against the Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi gathered outside the Yangon trial on charges that could lock her away for five ...

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  • Lowest income per person in Yangon is just Ks. 15, 000 (Fifteen Thousands Kyats only) for unskill full-time house-maid.

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  • There are many unemployment problems both in Yangon, many other urban areas as well as in many rural areas and villages in the Union of Myanmar.

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  • For factory workers in Yangon, each could earn Ks. 1, 000 (One Thousand Kyats only) as their daily wages.

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  • But, did he inform is his bosses that he had rented out his house in Yangon to this company at a crazy ly high rent and taken money under the table too.

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