Yangon which is formerly known as Rangoon, is the largest city in Myanmar (Burma)) with a population of 4,082,000 (in 2005). The city located at the confluence of Yangon and Bago River, away 30 km from the Gulf of Martaban.
In November 2005, the capital city moved from Yangon to Naypyidaw in Mandalay province. Naypyidaw officially became the new capital of Myanmar since March 26th, 2006.
Compared to other major cities in Southeast Asia, Yangon is relatively underdeveloped. The construction is largely developing due to foreign investment from China and Singapore. Many commercial buildings and houses have been built in the city center. Yangon is the place which has the most colonial buildings in East Asia today. The government office in the building was built in colonial time (such as Myanmar Supreme Court, City Hall, Bogyoke Market and the General Hospital are being planned reinforcement upgrade.