Religion & People
The main religions of the country are Buddhism (89.2%), Christianity (5.0%), Islam (3.8%), Hinduism (0.5%), Spiritualism (1.2%) and others (0.2%). Religious intolerance or discrimination on grounds of religion is nonexistent in the Union of Myanmar throughout its long history.
Myanmar is made up of 135 national races, of which the main groups are Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Bamar, Mon, Rakhine and Shan.
The population is more than 75% rural, with almost half of the urban population found in the three largest cities:Yangon (about five millions), Mandalay (about one million) and Mawlamyine (about five hundred thousands). Population is estimated to be more than 60 million, of which Bamar are thought to make up about two-thirds. The nationality is Myanmar.
Some of the smaller ethnic groups include Akha, Palaung, Padaung, Naga, Taron and Eng. The mains religions are Buddhism, Christian and Muslim.
The major language is Myanmar,but minority ethnic groups have their own languages.