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Change the name of Burma became Myanmar conducted by the military government on June 18, 1989 . The military junta changed the name of Burma to Myanmar in order to be non - Burmese ethnic feel part of the country . However, this name change is not completely adopted by the international community , especially in the British Commonwealth countries .Some European countries such as Britain and Ireland that does not recognize the legitimacy of the military junta still use " Burma " to refer to the country .
Naypyidaw ( also spelled Nay Pyi Taw ) is the national capital of Myanmar is now located in the Village Kyatpyae , City of Pyinmana , Mandalay Province . Kyatpyae in Myanmar language means ' run in the bottom of struggle ' . Naypyidaw means ' City / Imperial Palace ' , but also interpreted as a ' throne ' " . Activity administrative capital of Myanmar was officially moved to a vacant land about two miles west of Pyinmana on November 6 , 2005. Naypyidaw approximately 320 kilometers north of Yangon . the capital 's official name was announced on the Day of Military Force (Armed Forces Day ) in March 2006 .
Required nine hours by train to get from Yangon to Naypyidaw . Trains departing at 21.00 and arriving at 06.00 local time . To serve the new capital , which is now at the airfield Ela upgraded to handle larger aircraft . It is located about 10 miles southeast Kyatpyae .
All local airline in Myanmar - Myanmar Airways , Yangon Airways , Air Mandalay and Air Bagan latest - the goal has included Naypyidaw as between Naypyidaw and provide services to other cities in Myanmar .
In mid- March 2006 , Air Mandalay launch flights between Yangon and Naypyidaw and on June 5, 2006 , Air Mandalay flight launched between Naypyidaw and Thandwe ( Sandoway ) and Sittwe ( Akyab ) in Rakhine State , to give civil servants better access to western region of Myanmar .