Countries Old Names and New Names

Comprehensive list of countries old names and new names along with this the old and new names of cities in the world.

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Countries Old Names and New Names List

Old NamesNew Names
AbyssiniaEthiopia
CeylonSri Lanka
SiamThailand
PersiaIran
Tripolitania and CyrenaicaLibya
MesopotamiaIraq
GaulFrance
BurmaMyanmar
FormosaTaiwan
Gold CoastGhana
Southern RhodesiaZimbabwe
Northern RhodesiaZambia
Trucial CoastUnited Arab Emirates
BasutolandLesotho
ChosonNorth Korea
North Korea
Upper VoltaBurkina Faso
NumidiaAlgeria
MangiChina (south)
CathayChina (north)
BechuanalandBotswana
BenadirSomalia
BophuthatswanaSouth Africa
French SomalilandDjibouti
French SudanMali
KampucheaCambodia
Grain CoastLiberia
ZaireDemocratic Republic
of the Congo
Dutch East IndiesIndonesia
British HondurasBelize
British HondurasGuyana
NipponJapan
Tanganyika and ZanzibarTanzania
HollandNetherlands
South-West AfricaNamibia
German East AfricaRwanda and Burundi
CochinchinaVietnam
Bohemia, Moravia
and Czechoslovakia
Czech Republic
and Slovakia
Dutch GuyanaSurinam
East PakistanBangladesh
 MalagasyMadagascar

Old and New Names of Cities in World

Old NamesNew NamesCountry
AngoraAnkaraTurkey
Adina PurJalalabadAfghanistan
ConstantinopleIstanbulTurkey
PekingBeijingChina
SaigonHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
SalisburyHarareZimbabwe
KristaniaOsloZimbabwe
BataviaJakartaIndonesia
LeningradSt PetersburgRussia
RangoonYangonMyanmar
StalingradVolgogradRussia
EdoTokyoJapan
MadrasChennaiIndia
BombayMumbaiIndia
New AmsterdamNew YorkUSA
Greenland IslandKalaallit NunaatNorway
YorkTorontoCanada
LyallpurFaisalabadPakistan
MontgomerySahiwalPakistan
Ajodhan PurPakpattanPakistan
CantonGuangzhouChina
NankingNanjingChina
StalinabadDushanbeTajikistan
LeopoldvilleKinshasaCongo
BytownOttawaCanada
RevalTallinnEstonia
Queen of AngelsLos AngelesUSA
TrimountBostonUSA
TerminusAtlantaUSA
JerniganOrlandoUSA
Swilling’s MillPhoenixUSA
Yerba BuenaSan FranciscoUSA
New York-AlkiSeattleUSA
FlaglerMiami CityUSA
Jahangir NagarDhakaBangladesh
Fort SandemanZhobPakistan
Campbell PurAttockPakistan
PipriBen QasimPakistan
PushkalavatiCharsaddaPakistan
Nawabshah BenazirabadPakistan
Shal KotQuettaPakistan
Neroon KotHyderabad (Pakistan)Pakistan
Vieux CarréNew OrleansUSA
JerniganOrlandoUSA
BanarasVaranasiIndia
BarodaVadodaraIndia
Calcutta KolkataIndia
BangaloreBengaluruIndia
Cape ComorinKanyakumariIndia
CochinKochiIndia
WaltairVisakhapatnamIndia
TuricumZürichSwitzerland
AllahabadPrayagIndia
AcreAkkoIsrael
BangaloreBengaluruIndia
Alexandria ArianaHeratAfghanistan
BactraBalkhAfghanistan
Novo RedondoSumbeAngola
Bandar BruneiBandar Seri
Begawan
Brunei
JingzhaoXi’anChina
KingissepaKuressaare Estonia
Bathurst BanjulGambia
MangaloreMangaluruIndia
SpahanIsfahanIran
EcbatanaHamadanIran
Bandar Shahpur Bandar-e Emam
Khomeyni
Iran
ParsonstownBirrIreland
Baile Atha CliathDublinIreland
NaniwaOsakaJapan
KoromoToyotaJapan
AstanaNur-SultanKazakhstan
GyeongseongSeoulSouth Korea
Frunze BishkekKyrgyzstan
HeliopolisBaalbekLebanon
OeaTripoliLibya
Tananarive AntananarivoMadagascar
Port SwettenhamPort Klang Malaysia
ArakanRakhineMyanmar
Raj ShahiIslamabadPakistan
KalanchiKarachiPakistan
Mahmood purLahorePakistan
SagalaSialkotPakistan
RowdayanaSwatPakistan
Hindu BaghMuslimPakistan
Al-UsbunaLisbonPortugal
BeroeaAleppoSyria
LeninabadKhujand Tajikistan
AncyraAnkaraTurkey
AntiocheiaAntakyaTurkey
IconiumKonyaTurkey
PoltoratskAshgabat Turkmenistan
CantabrigiaCambridgeUK
DorchesteWindsorUSA
Fort DearbornChicagoUSA
BergenJersey CityUSA
AugustatownWashingtonUSA
SkobelevFarghanaUzbekistan
CawnporeKanpurIndia
PataliputraPatnaIndia
QuilonKollamIndia
SaketAyodhyaIndia
StalingradVolgogradRussia

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