Definition of Yangon in English:


proper noun

  • The former capital of Burma (Myanmar), a port in the Irrawaddy delta; population 4,088,000 (est. 2007). For centuries a Buddhist religious center, it is the site of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, built over 2,500 years ago. The modern city was established in the mid 19th century and was the capital from 1886 until it was replaced by Naypyidaw in 2005.

    Former name Rangoon



/ˌyäNGˈɡōn/ /ˌjɑŋˈɡoʊn/