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Myanmar, officially called the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is the largest country in South East Asia that is not an island, partly considered as South Asian. It is bordered by China on the north, Laos on the east, Thailand on the southeast, Bangladesh on the west, and India on the northwest, with the Andaman Sea to the south, and the Bay of Bengal to the southwest. There are over 2,000 kilometers (1,243 mi) of coast line. The country was ruled by a military junta led by General Ne Win from 1962 to 1988, and its political system today stays under the tight control of its military government. From 1992 to 2011, Myanmar was ruled by Senior General Than Shwe. Since 2011, the country's head of state has been Thein Sein.

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