Fox Facts: Burma / Myanmar

- Burma’s government is run by military junta.

- Burma's constitution has been suspended since September 18, 1988, when the current junta took power.

- Burma is called Myanmar by the ruling junta.

- The democratically elected but never convened Parliament of 1990 does not recognize the name change. The democratic opposition continues to use the name "Burma."

- Myanmar’s junta has been bolstered by ties to India and China. Beijing and New Delhi compete for access to Myanmar’s natural resources.

- An estimated 89% of the population practices Buddhism.

- Burma is in Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand.

- Burma is slightly smaller than Texas.

- Burma is the world's second largest producer of illicit opium.

Sources: U.S. State Department, CIA’s The World Factbook and Council on Foreign Relations