Yangonball, formerly Rangoonball, is the largest city and former capital of Myanmar-icon.png Myanmarball. He is famous for his high number of colonial-era buildings.

It was capital of Myanmarball until 2006, when Naypyidawball, the newly constructed capital, was sworn in. It is the largest city in Myanmarball.


Yangon was founded in 1028 by the Mon State-icon.png Mons, who were the natives of Lower Burma. They called it 'Dagon'. The Mon kept the town in peace for about seven centuries.
In 1755, Konbaung-icon.png Konbaungball captured Dagon, and made settlements around Dagon and called it 'Yangon'. 'Yangon' is the combination of two Burmese words, yan (ရန်), or 'enemies', and koen ( ကုန်), or 'run out of', which translates to 'end of conflict', 'end of war', or 'end of strife'. In the 1790s, an earlier version of the British Raj-icon.png British Rajball,  the British East India Company, opened a factory there.
In the Second Anglo Burmese War of 1852, the British seized Lower Burma,  which includes Yangon. They called it Rangoon, which is the westernized version of the Arakanese pronunciation of Yangon, Rankone (Arakanese is a dialect of Burmese, spoken in Rakhine State-icon.png Rakhine Stateball, also known as Arakan. Arakanese is also known as Rakhine). It became capital ofBritish Burma-icon.pngBritish Burmaball for nearly a century. The capital was moved a couple of times but it settled as Yangon from 1853 to 1942, and from 1945 to 1948.
The Burma Campaign was a series of wars from 1942 to 1945, involving the British Empire-icon.png British Empireball and the Japanese-Empire.gifEmpire of Japanball. In April to May 1945, Operation Dracula happened in Rangoon. It was an airbourne attack by the British and Anglo-Indian forces.
In 1948, British Burmaball gained independence from the British Raj-icon.pngBritish Rajball. It became the capital of the newly-created country and replaced by Naypyidawball in 2005.

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