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Buddhism in Myanmar (Burma)

Buddhist temple
Nearly 90 percent of Myanmar's citizens are Buddhists, and soon after independence from British rule in 1947, the Burmese government declared Buddhism the country's official religion.

You can find links to resources on Buddhism and other religions at a McKinley Internet Yellow Pages 4-star Web site, Facets of Religion. And you can visit a virtual Buddhist Temple in Cyberspace.

A Famous Burmese Buddhist

U Thant (1909-1974) was the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving in that capacity from 1961-1971.

For more sources of information, indexed and rated, check out McKinley's online Magellan Internet Guide.

Posted May 30, 1996.
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