Ethnic Communities


The Union of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand

Quick Facts

Area: 678,500 sq km

Climate: tropical monsoon; cloudy, rainy, hot, humid summers (southwest monsoon, June to September); less cloudy, scant rainfall, mild temperatures, lower humidity during winter (northeast monsoon, December to

Terrain: central lowlands ringed by steep, rugged highlands

Population: 42,909,464

Religion: Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%, other 2%

Languages: Burmese, minority ethnic groups have their own languages

Community Name

Burmese Community (No formal organisation exists in Tasmania.)

Size of Community in Tasmania

There are approximately 15 Burmese in Hobart and 22 in Tasmania.

Local Community Contact Details

Lyn Andersch


Donation to the International Wall of Friendship

 Myanmar plaque

The Burmese community generously donated the above stone to the International Wall of Friendship


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International Wall of Friendship Development Committee.

C/- Bellala
GPO Box 920
Hobart TAS 7001

Phone Int. (03) 6270 1200
Phone: +61 3 6270 1200