Myanmar adjusts population by 9 million

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The Asian country of Myanmar has apparently lost 9 million people.

Well, they haven’t lost them, they have just been counting too many people in their population for the last 20 years.

Recently the country of Myanmar held a  national census which has just been completed which showed they had 51 million people and not the 60 million people that they thought.

The country’s last national survey was in 1983 and until now the government had over estimated the total population by 9 million people.

However, figures from the census in March show the population  is just 51 million.

The state-run television station announced the preliminary results and said a complete set of results would be released next year, which will include data on the country’s ethnic groups and religions.

The United Nations, helped Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, during the census process.

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