Old Names of Countries

Present NameOld NameYear renamed
ThailandSiam1949
MaliSudanese Republic1960
MalawiNyasaland1964
ZambiaNorthern Rhodesia1964
BotswanaBechuanaland1966
LesothoBasutoland1966
BangladeshEast Pakistan1971
Sri LankaCeylon1972
TuvaluEllice Islands1976
VanuatuNew Hebrides1980
ZimbabweSouthern Rhodesia1980
Burkina FasoUpper Volta1984
MyanmarBurma1989
NamibiaSouth West Africa1990
Democratic Republic of CongoZaire1997
CambodiaKampuchea

Old Names of Cities

Present NameOld NameCountry
AnkaraAngoraTurkey
BeijingPekingChina
IstanbulConstantinopleTurkey
Ho Chi Minh CitySaigonVietnam
JakartaBataviaIndonesia
HarareSalisburyZimbabwe
VolgogradStalingradRussia
St PetersburgLeningradRussia
YangonRangoonMyanmar
OsloKristaniaNorway