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 (yäN′gôN′) or Ran·goon (răn-go͞on′, răng-)
The largest city of Myanmar (Burma), in the southern part of the country in the Irrawaddy River delta. It was the capital of Burmese kings from the 1750s to the 1850s and served as the national capital again from 1948 to 2006.
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(Placename) the largest city and chief port of Myanmar (Burma): officially superseded as capital in 2006 by Nay Pyi Taw (Naypyidaw), though still retaining some of the functions of government; an industrial city and transport centre; dominated by the gold-covered Shwe Dagon pagoda, 112 m (368 ft) high. Pop: 4 082 000 (2005 est). Former name (official until 1989, still widely used in English): Rangoon
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(yæŋˈgɒn, -ˈgɔn)
the capital of Burma, in the S part. 2,513,000. Formerly, Rangoon.
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Noun1.Yangon - the capital and largest city of MyanmarYangon - the capital and largest city of Myanmar; located in the south near the Irrawaddy river delta
Burma, Myanmar, Union of Burma - a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal; "much opium is grown in Myanmar"
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