Burma Road

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geographical name Bur·ma Road \ˈbər-mə\

Definition of Burma Road

  1. former highway in southeastern Asia extending 681 miles (1096 kilometers) from northeast central Burma (Myanmar) to Kunming in southern China, but often considered as stretching from Rangoon (Yangon), Burma to Chongqing, China for a total length of about 2100 miles (3380 kilometers) Opened in 1938, the Burma Road served as a vital route for transportation of supplies to China in the early part of World War II.


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