Naypyidaw Union Territory

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Naypyidaw Union Territory

နေပြည်တော် ပြည်တောင်စုနယ်မြေ
Flag of Naypyidaw Union Territory
Naypyidaw Union Territory is located in Myanmar
Naypyidaw Union Territory
Naypyidaw Union Territory
Location in Myanmar (Burma)
Coordinates: 19°45′0″N 96°6′0″E / 19.75000°N 96.10000°E / 19.75000; 96.10000
Country  Myanmar
Capital Naypyidaw
 • President of Myanmar Win Myint
 • Mayor and Chairperson of the Naypyidaw Council Myo Aung
 • Total 1,160,242
 • Rank 13th
Time zone UTC+6:30 (MMT)
Area code(s) 2 (mobile: 69, 90)[2]
Administrative divisions
of Myanmar

Naypyidaw Union Territory (Burmese: နေပြည်တော် ပြည်တောင်စုနယ်မြေ; also spelled Nay Pyi Taw) is an administrative division in central Myanmar (Burma).[3] The Union Territory encompasses the administrative capital of Myanmar, Naypyidaw.

Administrative divisions

The Naypyidaw Union Territory consists of the following districts and townships:


Naypyidaw Union Territory is under the direct administration of the President. Day-to-day functions are carried out on the President's behalf by the Naypyidaw Council led by a Chairperson. The Chairperson and members of the Naypyidaw Council are appointed by the President and include both civilians and Armed Forces representatives.[4]

On 30 March 2011, President Thein Sein appointed Thein Nyunt as chairman of the Naypyidaw Council, along with 9 chair members: Than Htay, Colonel Myint Aung Than, Kan Chun, Paing Soe, Saw Hla, Myint Swe, Myint Shwe and Myo Nyunt.[5]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2014 1,160,242 —    
Source: 2014 Myanmar Census
Religion in Naypyidaw Union Territory (2014)
Religion Percent

The 2014 Myanmar Census reported that Naypyidaw Union Territory had a population of 1,160,242.[6] The population density was 164.4 people per km².[6] The census reported that the median age was 26.8 years, and 95 males per 100 females.[6] There were 262,253 households; the mean household size was 4.1.[6]

The population in terms of religious affiliation was as follows: 96.8% Buddhist, 2.1% Muslim, and 1.1% Christian.[7]


  1. ^ Census Report. The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. 2. Naypyitaw: Ministry of Immigration and Population. May 2015. p. 17.
  2. ^ "Myanmar Area Codes". Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  3. ^ [1] Archived November 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar" (PDF). Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  5. ^ Thein Sein (31 March 2011). "Notification No. 7/2011: Formation of Nay Pyi Taw Council" (PDF). New Light of Myanmar. p. 15. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d "Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory Report" (PDF). 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. May 2015.
  7. ^ "The Union Report: Religion" (PDF). The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. July 2016.

Coordinates: 21°58′N 96°05′E / 21.967°N 96.083°E / 21.967; 96.083

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