The total population of Myanmar amounts to over 51 million, according to the statement on the preliminary population census by the Central Census Commission.
The CCC released the preliminary population census with the aim of contributing to the setting up of projects and policies of the State and the needs of government organizations in accordance with the international norms, the statement said.
The preliminary population census is based on the number of males and females in families in census taking plots, townships, districts and regions and states.
According to the preliminary population census the population of Myanmar in the territory of Myanmar (including staff in embassies of Myanmar in other countries) taken at midnight on 29 March 2014 totals 51,419,420.
Details of the preliminary population census will be announced on 30 August, according to the Central Census Commission.