BRIEF – 7 million people in Rangoon?

The 7 million population attributed to the city of Rangoon by some daily newspapers and journals is only their estimate based on some census numbers they have received, said Khine Khine Soe, the director of the Department of Immigration and Population. She said that some townships generally assumed to be in the “metropolitan” area are in fact yet to be demarcated by Yangon City Development Committee. She said the official numbers will not be revealed until the first quarter of 2015.