Over 80 % of the people embracing Theravada Buddhists. There are also Christians, Muslims, Hindus and even some animists. However there is full freedom of worship for followers of other religions. Christian missionaries have been active in Myanmar for over 150 years. Among them, the American Baptists were first on the scene.
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In 2006 the capital of Myanmar was moved from Yangon (formerly Rangoon) to Nay Pyi Taw.