General Knowledge - Old and New Name


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Changed Name (in India)

The following table enlists the changed name of the Indian Cities −

Old Name New Name Image
Bangalore Bengaluru Bangalore
Madras Chennai Madras
Calcutta Kolkata Calcutta
Bombay Mumbai Bombay
Mangalore Mangaluru Mangalore
Mysore Mysuru Mysore
Cawnpore Kanpur Cawnpore
Baroda Vadodra Baroda
Pataliputra Patna Pataliputra
Pondicherry Puducherry Pondicherry
Poona Pune Poona
Trivandrum Thiruvananthapuram Trivandrum
Quilon Kollam Quilon
Aleppey Alappuzha Aleppey
Cochin Kochi Cochin
Calicut Kozhikode Calicut
Palghat Palakkad Palghat
Trichur Thrissur Trichur
Cannanore Kannur Cannanore
Saket Ayodhya Saket
Umravti Amravati Umravti
Tanjore Thanjavur Tanjore
Lakhnau Lucknow Lakhnau
Trichy Tiruchirappalli Trichy
Jeypore Jaipur Jeypore
Orissa Odisha Orissa
Ootacamund Udhagamandalam Ootacamund
Panjim Panaji Panjim
Vizagapatam Visakhapatnam Vizagapatam
Belgaum Belagavi Belgaum
Hubli Hubballi Hubli
Gulbarga Kalburgi Gulbarga
Bijapur Vijayapura Bijapur
Banaras Varanasi Banaras

Old Name & New Name

The following table enlists the old and respective new name of the Indian Cities −

Old Name New/Modern Name
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

Changed Name (World)

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

Old Name New Name Image
Abyssinia Ethiopia (East Africa) Abyssinia
Angora Ankara (Turkey) Angora
Basutoland Lesotho (South Africa) Basutoland
Batavia Jakarta (Indonesia) Batavia
Burma Myanmar (Asia) Burma
Ceylon Sri Lanka (South Asia) Ceylon
Christina Oslo (Norway) Christina
Congo Zaire (Central Africa) Congo
Constantinople Istanbul (Turkey) Constantinople
Dacca Dhaka (Bangladesh) Dacca
Dutch East Indies Indonesia (South-East Asia) Dutch East Indies
Dutch Guyana Surinam (South America) Dutch Guyana
Edo Tokyo Edo
Ellice Islands Tuvalu (South Pacific Ocean) Ellice Islands
Formosa Taiwan (East Asia) Formosa
Gold Coast Ghana (West Africa) Gold Coast
Greenland Kalaallit Nunaat Greenland
Holland The Netherlands (West Europe) Holland
Kampuchea Cambodia (Asia) Kampuchea
Leopoldville Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Leopoldville
Mesopotamia Iraq (South-West Asia) Mesopotamia
Mahmoodpur Lahore (Pakistan) Mahmoodpur
New Hebrides Vanuatu (South Pacific Ocean) New Hebrides
Nippon Japan (East Asia) Nippon
Northern Rhodesia Zambia (South-Central Africa) Northern Rhodesia
Nyasaland Malawi (South-Central Africa) Nyasaland
Oea Tripoli (North Africa) Oea
Peking Beijing (China) Peking
Persia Iran (South-West Asia) Persia
Rangoon Yangon (Myanmar) Rangoon
Raj Shahi Islamabad (Pakistan) Raj Shahi
Rhodesia Zimbabwe (South-Central Africa) Rhodesia
Saigon Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) Saigon
Salisbury Harare (Zimbabwe) Salisbury
Sandwich Wands Hawaiian Islands (The United States) Sandwich Wands
Siam Thailand (Asia) Siam
South West Africa Namibia (South-West) South West Africa
Spanish Guinea Equatorial Guinea (West Africa) Spanish Guinea
Stalingrad Volgograd (Russia) Stalingrad
Tanganyika & Zanzibar Tanzania (South-East Africa) Tanganyika & Zanzibar
Turicum Z├╝rich (Switzerland) Turicum


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