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Yangon (Burmese pronunciation: rnkun) is the capital of the Yangon Region. It's pronounced [jaWgoUW-mjo] and lit. Yangon (Burmese: rnkun; pronounced [jaWgoUW mjo]), is the capital of Yangon Region. It is also known as Rangoon. Yangon was the capital of Myanmar from 2006 to 2006. The military government moved administrative functions to Naypyidaw, a purpose-built capital in northern Myanmar. Yangon, Myanmar's largest city and most important commercial hub, is home to more than 7 million people.
Yangon has the most colonial-era buildings of Southeast Asia  and a unique urban core from colonial era that remains remarkably intact.  The colonial-era commercial center is located around the Sule Pagoda. It is believed to be more than 2,000 years old.  The city also houses the Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar's most revered and famous Buddhist pagoda.
Yangon was where Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal Emperor, was buried. 
Yangon has a poor infrastructure, particularly when compared to major cities like Jakarta, Bangkok, or Hanoi. Although many historical residential and commercial buildings were renovated in central Yangon, the majority of satellite towns around Yangon are still severely impoverished and lack basic infrastructure.