The Republic of the Union of Myanmar is situated in south-east Asia and is bordered on the north and north-east by China, on the east and south-east by Laos and Thailand, on the south by the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal and on the west by Bangladesh and India.
The total land area of Myanmar is 676,578 sq. kilometers, forest covering area is 344,237 sq. kilometers, harvested gross area is 14,772,803 hectares and sown gross area is 15,449,850 hectares including areas under double or triple cropping and coastline is 2,276 kilometers.
Rivers, namely “Ayeyarwady, Chindwin, Sittoung and Thanlwin” are flowing from north to south forming delta areas of the country. The river, Mekong flows along the eastern most part of Myanmar forming a boundary between Myanmar and China for 31 kilometers and between Myanmar and Laos for 234 kilometers.
Myanmar has rich mineral deposits and also has a large potential of energy resources such as hydro carbons and a great potential of hydropower. The population of Myanmar is estimated 60 millions in the year 2011.
Myanmar became a member of the United Nations on 19th April 1948 and actively participated in the activities of the United Nations and its agencies. On 23rd July 1997, she became the full fledged member of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Today the Supreme Court of the Union of the Republic of Myanmar is trying to strengthen the Myanmar Judicial System to be abreast with current developments.