There are 44,277,014 people in Burma's "261,789 square miles area (678,033 sq. km)" (Myanmar). The capital and largest city is Yangon, and Mandalay is the country’s second largest city. The most densely populated part of the country is Ayeyarwady - one of the main rice growing regions of the world. Theravada Buddhism is the main religion that consists of 85% of the Burma population. There are over 100 languages, but Burmese is the official language.
Art has been strongly linked with religion and royalty. Structures such as temples, pagodas, and palaces represent art and show the skills of the painters, the wood carvers, and the sculptors. The temples and pagodas are mostly made out of brick, while palaces are usually made out of wood. Drama is also a big thing in the culture. Pwe, shows that often done for celebration, often include performances presenting "Buddhist legends", "entertainment, comedy, dance, singing or "giant puppets" (Myanmar).