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General Knowledge Old and New Name of City/State/Country

 

 There are various important cities, states and Countries get their names changed in the course of time. This is the list which provides the details of all important Changed names of Cities, States and Countries. General Knowledge in terms of Old and New Name are frequently asked in SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC TAX ASSISTANT, CDS, NDA, MAT, CAT, LIC, GIC, RAILWAYS, BANKS and other competitive examinations.

 

 

The following table enlists changed name of the major countries of the world

 

Old Name of City/State/Country

New Name of City/State/Country

Abyssinia

Ethiopia (East Africa)

Angora

Ankara (Turkey)

Basutoland

Lesotho (South Africa)

Batavia

Jakarta (Indonesia)

Burma

Myanmar (Asia)

Ceylon

Sri Lanka (South Asia)

Christina

Oslo (Norway)

Congo

Zaire (Central Africa)

Constantinople

Istanbul (Turkey)

Dacca

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Dutch East Indies

Indonesia (South-East Asia)

Dutch Guyana

Surinam (South America)

Edo

Tokyo

Ellice Islands

Tuvalu (South Pacific Ocean)

Formosa

Taiwan (East Asia)

Gold Coast

Ghana (West Africa)

Greenland

Kalaallit Nunaat

Holland

The Netherlands (West Europe)

Kampuchea

Cambodia (Asia)

Leopoldville

Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Mesopotamia

Iraq (South-West Asia)

Mahmoodpur

Lahore (Pakistan)

New Hebrides

Vanuatu (South Pacific Ocean)

Nippon

Japan (East Asia)

Northern Rhodesia

Zambia (South-Central Africa)

Nyasaland

Malawi (South-Central Africa)

Oea

Tripoli (North Africa)

Peking

Beijing (China)

Persia

Iran (South-West Asia)

Rangoon

Yangon (Myanmar)

Raj Shahi

Islamabad (Pakistan)

Rhodesia

Zimbabwe (South-Central Africa)

Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Salisbury

Harare (Zimbabwe)

Sandwich Wands

Hawaiian Islands (The United States)

Siam

Thailand (Asia)

South West Africa

Namibia (South-West)

Spanish Guinea

Equatorial Guinea (West Africa)

Stalingrad

Volgograd (Russia)

Tanganyika & Zanzibar

Tanzania (South-East Africa)

Turicum

Zürich (Switzerland)

 

 

The following table enlists changed name of the Major Cities of the India

 

Old Name of City/State/Country

New Name of City/State/Country

Bangalore

Bengaluru

Madras

Chennai

Calcutta

Kolkata

Bombay

Mumbai

Mangalore

Mangaluru

Mysore

Mysuru

Cawnpore

Kanpur

Baroda

Vadodra

Pataliputra

Patna

Pondicherry

Puducherry

Poona

Pune

Trivandrum

Thiruvananthapuram

Quilon

Kollam

Aleppey

Alappuzha

Cochin

Kochi

Calicut

Kozhikode

Palghat

Palakkad

Trichur

Thrissur

Cannanore

Kannur

Saket

Ayodhya

Umravti

Amravati

Tanjore

Thanjavur

Lakhnau

Lucknow

Trichy

Tiruchirappalli

Jeypore

Jaipur

Orissa

Odisha

Ootacamund

Udhagamandalam

Panjim

Panaji

Vizagapatam

Visakhapatnam

Belgaum

Belagavi

Hubli

Hubballi

Gulbarga

Kalburgi

Bijapur

Vijayapura

Banaras

Varanasi

Prayag

Allahabad

Patliputra

Patna

Bhagyanagar

Hyderabad

Calcutta

Kolkata

Calicut

Kozhikode

Madras

Chennai

Bombay

Mumbai

Baroda

Vadodara

Cochin

Kochi

Benares

Varanasi

Tuticorin

Thoothukudi

Cape Comorin

Kanya Kumari

Gulbarga

Kalaburagi

Belgaum

Belagavi

Bangalore

Bengaluru

Mysore

Mysuru

Tumkur

Tumakuru

 

 

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