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(Rangoon) Capital and principal seaport of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) on the Yangon River. Yangon, a city with a population of four million is the site of the Shwedagon Pagoda (Shwe Dagon Pagoda) and is the site of British colonial architecture. The British annexed Myanmar and made Yangon its capital in 1885. King Alaungpaya in 1755 founded Yangon and changed its name from Dagon.

Yarlung Tsangbo River
River that originates from the middle section of the northern slope of the Himalayas at an elevation of more than 6,000 meters. The Yarlung Tsangbo River, the highest river on the earth with an average altitude of 4,000 meters, runs 2,057 kilometers across Tibet. The Yarlung Tsangbo River is the largest river in Tibet and the sixth longest in China.

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