Did You Know? Famous Locations with Surprising Old Names
Throughout history, there have been numerous instances of cities, states, and countries changing their names. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including Decolonization, Political changes, Simplification or clarification, Cultural revival, etc.
Here are some specific examples of changed names:
- Cities: Constantinople to Istanbul, Peking to Beijing, Bombay to Mumbai, Madras to Chennai, Calcutta to Kolkata, Leningrad to St. Petersburg
- States: Ceylon to Sri Lanka, Burma to Myanmar, Dutch East Indies to Indonesia, Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, Rhodesia to Zimbabwe
- Countries: Dutch Guiana to Suriname, Dutch East Indies to Indonesia, Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, Rhodesia to Zimbabwe
Here is a List of important Cities, States & Countries with old and new names: This geography general knowledge is very important for various competitive examinations, especially government jobs.
Dear reader, please remember these important cities, states, and countries that have changed their name.
Changed names of cities states and countries
|Dutch East Indies
|Ho Chi Minh City
|South West Africa
|Tanganyika and Zanzibar