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List of city name changes

This is a list of cities and towns whose names were officially changed at one or more points in history. It does not include gradual changes in spelling that took place over long periods of time.

see also: Geographical renaming and Names of European cities in different languages.

Contents

  •  Afghanistan 1
  •  Albania 2
  •  Algeria 3
  •  Angola 4
  •  Argentina 5
  •  Armenia 6
  •  Australia 7
  • Austria 8
  •  Azerbaijan 9
  •  Bangladesh 10
  •  Belarus 11
  • Belgium 12
  • Botswana (formerly Bechuanaland) 13
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina 14
  •  Brazil 15
  •  Brunei 16
  •  Bulgaria 17
  •  Canada 18
    • Alberta 18.1
    • British Columbia 18.2
    • Manitoba 18.3
    • New Brunswick 18.4
    • Nunavut 18.5
    • Ontario 18.6
    • Prince Edward Island 18.7
    • Québec 18.8
    • Saskatchewan 18.9
  •  Chad 19
  •  China 20
  •  Colombia 21
  •  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ex-Belgian Congo, Ex-Zaire) 22
  •  Croatia 23
  •  Czech Republic 24
  •  Denmark 25
    • Greenland 25.1
  •  Dominican Republic 26
  •  Egypt 27
  •  Equatorial Guinea 28
  •  Estonia 29
  •  Finland 30
  •  France 31
  •  Gambia 32
  •  Georgia 33
  •  Germany 34
  •  Greece 35
  •  Guyana 36
  •  Hong Kong 37
  •  Hungary 38
  •  India 39
  •  Indonesia 40
  •  Iran 41
  •  Ireland 42
  •  Israel 43
  •  Italy 44
  •  Japan 45
  •  Jordan 46
  •  Kazakhstan 47
  •  Kenya 48
  • Korea 49
    •  North Korea 49.1
    •  South Korea 49.2
  •  Kyrgyzstan 50
  •  Laos 51
  •  Latvia 52
  •  Lebanon 53
  •  Libya 54
  •  Lithuania 55
  • Macedonia (FYMR) 56
  •  Madagascar 57
  •  Malaysia 58
  •  Mexico 59
  •  Moldova 60
  •  Montenegro 61
  •  Morocco 62
  •  Mozambique 63
  •  Myanmar 64
  •  Namibia 65
  •  Netherlands 66
  •  Norway 67
  •  Pakistan 68
  •  Peru 69
  •  Paraguay 70
  •  Philippines 71
  •  Poland 72
  •  Portugal 73
  •  Romania 74
  •  Russia 75
  •  Serbia 76
  •  Seychelles 77
  •  Singapore 78
  •  Slovakia 79
  •  Slovenia 80
  •  South Africa 81
    • Pre 1994 81.1
    • Post 1994 81.2
  •  Spain 82
  •  Swaziland 83
  •  Sweden 84
  •   Switzerland 85
  •  Syria 86
  •  Taiwan 87
  •  Tajikistan 88
  •  Tanzania 89
  •  Thailand 90
  •  Turkey 91
  •  Turkmenistan 92
  •  Ukraine 93
  •  United Kingdom 94
    • England 94.1
    • Scotland 94.2
    • Northern Ireland 94.3
  •  United States 95
    • Alaska 95.1
    • Arizona 95.2
    • California 95.3
    • Colorado 95.4
    • Connecticut 95.5
    • Delaware 95.6
    • Florida 95.7
    • Georgia 95.8
    • Illinois 95.9
    • Iowa 95.10
    • Louisiana 95.11
    • Maryland 95.12
    • Massachusetts 95.13
    • Michigan 95.14
    • Minnesota 95.15
    • Nebraska 95.16
    • New Hampshire 95.17
    • New Jersey 95.18
    • New Mexico 95.19
    • New York 95.20
    • North Carolina 95.21
    • Ohio 95.22
    • Oregon 95.23
    • Pennsylvania 95.24
    • Rhode Island 95.25
    • South Carolina 95.26
    • Tennessee 95.27
    • Texas 95.28
    • Utah 95.29
    • Vermont 95.30
    • Virginia 95.31
    • Washington 95.32
    • Wisconsin 95.33
  •  Uzbekistan 96
  •  Venezuela 97
  •  Vietnam 98
  •  Zimbabwe (all 1982) 99
  • Sources and references 100
  • See also 101

 Afghanistan

 Albania

 Algeria

 Angola

 Argentina

  • La Plata → Ciudad Eva Perón → La Plata

 Armenia

See List of renamed cities in Armenia

  • Akhta → Hrazdan
  • Alagyoz → Tsakhkahovit → Aragats (1950)
  • Artashat → Verin Ghamarlu → Artashat (1962)
  • Basarkechar → Vardenis (1945)
  • Dadakishlag → Akhundov → Punik
  • Davalou → Ararat (1935)
  • Dyuzkand → Akhuryan (1950)
  • Geryusi → Goris (1924)
  • Hamamlou → Spitak (1948)
  • Jalaloghlou → Stepanavan (1930)
  • Ghapan → Kapan (1990)
  • Karaklis → Kirovakan (1935) → Vanadzor (1993)
  • Krasnoselsk → Chambarak (1993)
  • Kumayri → Alexandropol (1840) → Leninakan (1924) → Gyumri (1990)
  • Kyavar → Novo-Bayazet/Nor Bayazet (1830) → Kamo (1959) → Gavar (1996)
  • Lusavan → Charentsavan (1967)
  • Nerkin Karanlough → Martuni (1926)
  • Sardarapat → Hoktemberyan (1932) → Armavir (1992)
  • Soylan → Azizbekov (1956) → Vayk (1994)
  • Nubarashen → Sovetashen → Nubarashen
  • Uloukhanlou → Narimanlou → Zangibasar → Razdan → Masis
  • Vagharshapat → Echmiadzin (1941) → Vagharshapat (1991)
  • Vorontsovka → Kalinino (1937) → Tashir (1991)

 Australia

Austria

 Azerbaijan

See List of renamed cities in Azerbaijan

 Bangladesh

 Belarus

See List of renamed cities in Belarus

  • Mien'sk (Мѣньскъ) (historical ruthenian name) → Mińsk Litewski (polish name) → Minsk (Минск) (Russian name since 19th century as transcribed from Polish) → Minsk (Мінск)/Miensk (Менск) (informal)
  • Berestie (Берестье) (historical ruthenian name) → Brześć Litewski (polish name) → Brest-Litovsk (Брест-Литовск) (Russian name since 19th century as transcribed from Polish*) → Brest (Брест) (*) → Brest (Брэст)/Bierascie (Берасце) (informal)
  • Horodno (Городно) (historical ruthenian name) → Grodno (polish name) → Grodno (Гродно) (Russian name since 19th century as transcribed from Polish) → Hrodna (Гродна)/Harodnia (Гародня) (informal)
  • Novohorodok (Новогородокъ) (historical ruthenian name) → Nowogródek (polish name) → Novogrudok (Новогрудок) (Russian name since 19th century as transcribed from Polish) → Navahrudak (Навагрудак)/Navaharodak (Навагародак) (informal)/Navahradak (Наваградак) (informal)
  • Mery, Myory (Меры) (historical ruthenian name) → Miory (polish name) → Miory (Миоры) (Russian name since 19th century as transcribed from Polish) → Mijory (Міёры)/Miory (Мёры) (informal)
  • Feni→ Heni

Belgium

Botswana (formerly Bechuanaland)

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Bosanska Gradiška → Gradiška
  • Drvar → Titov Drvar (1981) → Drvar (1991)
  • Hvoča → Foča → Srbinje → Foča
  • Delminium → Županjac → Županj-potok → Županjac → Duvno → Tomislavgrad → Duvno → Tomislavgrad
  • Salines → Soli → Tuzla

 Brazil

 Brunei

 Bulgaria

  • Agatopolis → Ahtabolu → Ahtopol
  • RatiariaArchar
  • Scaptopara → Cuma-i Bala (Yukarı Cuma) → Gorna Dzhumaya → Blagoevgrad
  • Orhanie → Botevgrad
  • Scaphida → Pyrgos → Burgaz → Burgas
  • Hadzhioglu Pazardzhik → Tolbuhin → Dobrich
  • Diranava → Dryanovo
  • Dupniche → Marek → Stanke Dimitrov → Dupnitsa
  • Nevrokop → Gotse Delchev
  • Ortaköy → Ivailovgrad
  • Pautalia → Velbazhd → Köstendil → Kyustendil
  • Golyama Kutlovitsa → Kutlofça → Ferdinand → Mihailovgrad → Montana
  • Mesembria → Misivri→ Nesebar
  • Tatar Pazardzhik → Pazardzhik
  • Plevne → Pleven
  • Kendros (Kendrisos/Kendrisia) → Odryssa → Eumolpia → Philipopolis → Trimontium → Ulpia → Flavia → Julia → Paldin/Ploudin → Poulpoudeva → Filibe → Plovdiv
  • Ruschuk (Rusčuk) → Rousse
  • Kolarovgrad → Şumnu → Shumen
  • Durostorum → Dorostol → Drastar → Silistre → Silistra
  • Bashmakli → Ahiçelebi → Smolyan
  • Serdica → Sredets → Triaditsa → Sofya →Sofia
  • Apolonia → Sozopolis → Süzebolu→ Sozopol
  • Beroe → Vereya (Beroya) → Ulpia Augusta Trajana → Irinopolis → Boruy → Vereya → Eski Zağra → Zheleznik → Stara Zagora
  • Eski Dzhumaia (Eski Cuma) → Targovishte
  • Vassiliko → Tsarevo → Michurin → Tsarevo
  • Odesos → Varna → Stalin → Varna
  • Tarnovgrad → Tarnovo → Tırnova → Tarnovo → Veliko Tarnovo
  • Bononia → Bdin → Vidin
  • Vratitsa → Ivraca→ Vratsa

 Canada

Alberta

British Columbia

  • Fort George → Prince George
  • Fort Camosun → Fort Victoria → Victoria
  • Westbank → West Kelowna
  • Wu'muthkweyum → Vancouver
  • ch’átlich → Sechelt

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Nunavut

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Québec

Saskatchewan

 Chad

 China

†Name change in English due to replacement of outdated methods such as the postal romanization with the pinyin method. The Chinese name is unchanged.

 Colombia

  • Bacatá → Santa Fe de Bacatá → Bogotá → Santa Fe de Bogotá → Bogotá
  • Obando → Puerto Inírida → Inirida
  • Patriarca San José → Cúcuta → San José de Cucúta → Cúcuta
  • Valle de Upar → Ciudad de los Santos Reyes de Valledupar → Valle Dupar → Valledupar
  • Nuestra Señora Santa María de los Remedios del Cabo de la Vela → Nuestra Señora de los Remedios del Río de la Hacha → Riohacha
  • Barbudo → Santiago de Sompayón → Tamalameque → Santiago de Sompayón Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria de El Banco → El Banco
  • San Jerónimo de Buenavista → Pereira
  • Apiay → Villavicencio
  • Pueblo Viejo →San Francisco de Quibdó → Quibdó
  • San Bonifacio de Ibagué del valle de las Lanzas → Ibagué
  • Villaviciosa de la Concepción de la Provincia de Hatunllacta → Villaviciosa de la Concepción de San Juan de los Pastos → San Juan de Pasto
  • San Antonio → Leticia
  • Santa Cruz de Pizarro → Santa Cruz de San José → Sitionuevo → Sitio Nuevo
  • Villa Holguín→ Armenia

 Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ex-Belgian Congo, Ex-Zaire)

A number of places became towns/cities under a Belgian colonial name, or rather two: in Dutch (often ending in -stad) and French (often ending in -ville, also meaning 'town') (the Belgian official languages), but were later renamed in native languages, such as :

 Croatia

 Czech Republic

 Denmark

Ārōs → Århus → Aarhus (2011)

Greenland

  • Friedrichstal → Frederiksdal → Narsarmijit (Narsaq Kujalleq)
  • Godthaab → Godthåb → Nuuk
  • Lichtenau → Alluitsoq
  • Lichtenfels → Akunnat
  • Neu-Herrnhut → Nye-Hernhut → Noorlit → Nuuk

 Dominican Republic

  • Santo Domingo → Ciudad Trujillo (1936–1961) → Santo Domingo

 Egypt

Many cities had Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Latin names

  • Syene → Aswan
  • Iunyt, Ta-senet → Latopolis → Laton → Lato → Esna

 Equatorial Guinea

  • Port Clarence → Santa Isabel → Malabo

 Estonia

See List of renamed cities in Estonia

  • Kuressaare → Kingissepa (1952) → Kuressaare (1988)
  • Reval/Revel → Tallinna (1918) → Tallinn (early 1920s)
  • Dorpat/Derpt → Jurjev (1893) → Tartu (1918)

 Finland

  • Mustasaari/Mussor → Wasa → Nikolaistad/Nikolainkaupunki → Vasa/Vaasa

 France

Most cities had an ancient name, usually in Latin, often of older Celtic origin

 Gambia

 Georgia

See List of renamed cities in Georgia

  • Aghbulakhi → Tetritsq'aro (1940)
  • Baghdati → Maiakovski (1940) → Baghdati (1990)
  • Barmaksizi → Tsalka (1932)
  • Bashkicheti → Dmanisi (1947)
  • Altunkale → Bogdanovka (1829) → Ninotsminda (1991)
  • Dioscurias → Savastapolis → Tskhumi → Sohumkale → Sukhumi
  • Elisabethtal → Asureti (1943)
  • Martvili → Gegechkori → Martvili (1990)
  • Kvirila → Jugeli (1920) → Zestafoni (1921)
  • Karaiazi → Gardabani (1947)
  • Khashuri → Mikhailovo (1872) → Khashuri (1918) → Stalinisi (1931) → Khashuri (1934)
  • Chörük-Qamarli → Katarinenfeld (1817) → Lüksemburgi (1921) → Bolnisi (1943)
  • Stepantsminda → Kazbegi → Stepantsminda (2006)
  • Akhalgori → Leningori → Akhalgori (1991)
  • Ozurgeti → Makharadze → Ozurgeti (1990)
  • Kharagauli → Orjonikidze → Kharagauli (1990)
  • Sarvan → Borchalo (1929) → Marneuli (1947)
  • Senaki → Mikha-Tskhakaia (1935) → Tskhakaia (1976) → Senaki (1989)
  • Shulavery → Shahumiani (1925) → Shulaveri (1991)
  • Trialeti → Molotovo (1940) → Trialeti (1957)
  • Tsarskiye Kolodtsy → Tsitelitskaro (1921) → Dedoplistskaro (1991)
  • Tskhinvali → Staliniri (1934) → Tskhinvali (1961)
  • Khoni → Tsulukidze → Khoni (1990)

 Germany

see also List of cities and towns in East Prussia for towns now in Poland, Russia or Lithuania

 Greece

See also: Former toponyms in Greece and list compiled by the Institute for Neohellenic Research

 Guyana

  • Wismar-MacKenzie-Christianburg → Linden

 Hong Kong

 Hungary

 India

 Indonesia

  • Bandar Aceh Darussalam → Kutaradja → Banda Aceh
  • Bangkahulu → Bencoolen → Bengkulu
  • Buitenzorg → Bogor
  • Emma Haven → Teluk Bayur
  • (Sunda) Kelapa (397–1527) → Jayakarta (1527–1619) → Batavia (1619–1949) → Djakarta (1949–1972) → Jakarta
  • Port Numbay → Hollandia → Kota Baru → Sukarnopura → Jayapura
  • Makasar → Ujungpandang → Makassar
  • Meester Cornelis → Djatinegara → Jatinegara
  • Tanjungkarang-Telukbetung → Bandar Lampung
  • Telanaipura → Jambi

 Iran

 Ireland

 Israel

 Italy

From history, most Italian cities have Latin names, some have Greek or Etruscan names.

 Japan

 Jordan

 Kazakhstan

See List of renamed cities in Kazakhstan

 Kenya

Korea

 North Korea

 South Korea

  • Tamra → Cheju → Jeju
  • Dalgubeol → Taegu → Daegu
  • Dongrae → Fusan → Pusan → Busan
  • Duingji-hyeon → Yeongi-hyeon → Jeongi-gun → Yŏn'gi → Yeongi → Sejong
  • Gulahwa Usisan → Uhwa → Heungrye-bu → Gonghwa-hyeon → UljuUlsan
  • Hanbat → Taejŏn → Daejeon
  • Mujin → Muju → Kwangju → Gwangju
  • Hansanju → Hanyang → HanseongGyeongseongSeoul
  • Michuhol → Soseong-hyeon → Gyeongwon-bu → Chemulpo → Inchon → Chemulpo → Inch'ŏn → Incheon
  • Ungjin → Kongju → Gongju

 Kyrgyzstan

See List of renamed cities in Kyrgyzstan

  • Rybachye → Ysyk-Kel (1989) → Balykchy (1992)
  • Karakol → Przhevalsk (1889) → Karakol (1921) → Przhevalsk (1939) → Karakol (1991)
  • Pishpek → Frunze (1926) → Bishkek (1991)

 Laos

  • Xiang Dong Xiang Thong → Vientiane (1561) → Luang Phra Bang (1695)
  • Nakhon Kala Champaknaburisi → Nakhon Champa Nakhaburisi (1713) → Nakhon Champasak (1791) → Champasak [Bassac] (1863) → Pakse (1908)

 Latvia

See List of renamed cities in Latvia

  • Stučka → Aizkraukle
  • Dünaburg → Borisoglebsk → (1656) → Dünaburg (1667) → Dvinsk (1893) → Daugavpils (1920)
  • Libau → Libava → Liepāja (1917)
  • Birži → Madona (1920)
  • Windau → Ventspils (parallel use until the 1920s)
  • Wenden → Cēsis (parallel use until the 1920s)
  • Schrunden → Skrunda (parallel use until the 1920s)
  • Stukmaņi → Pļaviņas (parallel use until the 1920s)
  • Sasmaka → Valdemārpils (1926)
  • Haynasch → Ainaži (1917)
  • Marienburg → Alūksne (~1750)
  • Vecauce → Auce (1924)
  • Mitau → Mītava → Jelgava (~1860)
  • Wolmar → Valmiera (parallel use until the 1920s)

 Lebanon

  • Berytus → Beirut
  • Heliopolis → Baalbek
  • Sidon → Saida
  • Derbly, (W)Ahlia, Mahal(l)ata, Mayza, Kayza, Athar (Phoenician/ Assyrian) → Tripolis (Greek, Latin, hence Tripoli) in most modern languages) → Atrabulus, Tarablus (al-Sham) Arabic) → Trablusşam (Turkish) → (again) Tripoli
  • Tyre → Sur

 Libya

 Lithuania

See also List of cities and towns in East Prussia See List of renamed cities in Lithuania

  • Georgenburg → Jurbarkas
  • Memel → Klaipėda (1923)
  • Pašešupys → Starapolė (1736) → Marijampolė (1758) → Kapsukas (1956) → Marijampolė (1989)
  • Šilokarčema → Šilutė (1923)
  • Vilkmergė → Ukmergė (1920s)
  • Medininkai → Varniai (16th century)
  • Sniečkus → Visaginas (1992)
  • Duoliebaičiai → Władysławów/Vladislavovas (1639) → Naumiestis → Kudirkos Naumiestis (1934)
  • Zarasai → Novoalexandrovsk (1836) → Ežerėnai (1919) → Zarasai (1929)
  • Mažeikiai → Muravyov (1899) → Mažeikiai (1918)

Macedonia (FYMR)

 Madagascar

 Malaysia

 Mexico

 Moldova

See List of renamed cities in Moldova

Villages

  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza → (1940 ?) Suvorovo → (1990s) Alexandru Ioan Cuza
  • Chișcăreni → (1960 ?) Lazo → (1990) Chișcăreni

 Montenegro

  • Berane → Ivangrad (1949) → Berane (1992)
  • Birziminium → Ribnica → Podgorica (1326) → Titograd (1946) → Podgorica (1992)

 Morocco

 Mozambique

  • Lourenço Marques → Maputo (1976)

 Myanmar

 Namibia

 Netherlands

 Norway

  • Oslo → Christiania → Kristiania →Oslo
  • Kaupangen → Nidaros → Trondhjem → Nidaros → Trondheim
  • Fredrikshald → Halden

 Pakistan

 Peru

  • San Pablo de Napeanos → Iquitos

 Paraguay

 Philippines

 Poland

see also List of cities and towns in East Prussia

 Portugal

 Romania

 Russia

 Serbia

  • Horreum Margi → Ravno → Ćuprija
  • Veliki Bečkerek → Bečkerek → Petrovgrad → Zrenjanin
  • Jagodina → Svetozarevo → Jagodina
  • Kraljevo → Rankovićevo → Kraljevo
  • Naissus → Niš
  • Singidunum → Singidon → Beograd (Belgrade)
  • Taurunum → Zemun
  • Sirmium → Sremska Mitrovica
  • Užice → Titovo Užice (1946) → Užice (1992)
  • Vrbas → Titov Vrbas (1983) → Vrbas (1992)
  • Zanes → Pontes → Novi Grad → Fetislam → Kladovo
  • Zaslon → Šabac

 Seychelles

 Singapore

†Name change in English due to replacement of outdated romanization methods with the Pinyin Romanization Method. Chinese name unchanged.

 Slovakia

 Slovenia

 South Africa

This section of the article can be expanded with material from the corresponding page in Afrikaans WorldHeritage - but there 'voorgestel' means the name change is merely proposed, not executed

Although many name changes have taken place officially since 1994, the previous names are still common in use, especially by the white communities (* means that all or some road signs still print the former name). This list doesn't include unofficially or proposed name changes such as Pretoria to Tshwane.

Pre 1994

Post 1994

 Spain

 Swaziland

 Sweden

  Switzerland

 Syria

 Taiwan

†Name change in English due to replacement of outdated romanization methods with the Pinyin Romanization Method. Chinese name unchanged.

 Tajikistan

See List of renamed cities in Tajikistan

  • Dushanbe → Stalinabad (1929) → Dushanbe (1961)
  • Khodjend → Leninabad (1939) → Khujand (1991)
  • Kurgan-Tyube → Qurghonteppa
  • Sovietabad → Ghafurov (1978)
  • Ura-Tyube → Istaravshan (2001)
  • Yangi-Bazar → Orjonikidzeabad (1936) → Qofarnihon (1992) → Vahdat (2003)

 Tanzania

 Thailand

 Turkey

Many cities were founded by the Ancient Anatolians and Greeks or their contemporaries, and renamed as Latinized by the Romans, and later again by Muslim Turks (in most cases Turkified speech)

 Turkmenistan

See List of renamed cities in Turkmenistan

 Ukraine

See List of renamed cities in Ukraine

Crimea
  • Aluston → Lusta → Aluşta → Alushta (1784)
  • Ermeni Bazar → Armyanskiy Bazar (1786) → Armyansk (1921)
  • Karasubazar → Bilohirsk (1944)
  • Aqmeçit → Chornomorske (1944)
  • Canköy → Dzhankoy (1784)
  • Kerkinitis → Kezlev (7th century) → Gözleve → Yevpatoria (1784)
  • Theodosia → Ardabda → Kafas → Caffa → Kefe (1475) → Feodosiya (1784)
  • Sarabuz → Hvardiyske (1944)
  • Inkerman → Belokamensk (1976) → Inkerman (1991)
  • Panticapaeum → Bosporus → Korchev → Vosporo/Cerchio → Kerch
  • İslâm Terek → Kirovske (1944)
  • Kurman-Kumelĉi → Krasnohvardiyske (1944)
  • Qızıltaş → Krasnokamianka (1945)
  • Aşağı Otuz → Prymorye (1945) → Kurortne (1978)
  • Albat → Kuybysheve (1945)
  • Yedi Quyu → Sem Kolodezey (1784) → Lenine (1957)
  • Seyitler → Nyzhniohirsk (1944)
  • Büyük Onlar → Oktiabrske (1945)
  • Kaygador → Provalnoe → Dvoyakornoe → Bubnovka → Ordjonikidze (1937)
  • Yañı Küçükköy → Parkove
  • Or Qapı → Perekop (1736)
  • Curçı → Pervomaiske (1944)
  • Aşağı Kikineiz → Ponyzivka
  • Bazarçıq → Poshtove (1945)
  • Hafuz → Yuzhnaya Tochka (1938) → Primosrky (1952)
  • Aqşeyh → Rozdolne (1944)
  • Saq → Saky (1784)
  • Aqyar → Sevastopol (1826; also: Sebastopol)
  • Otuz → Shchebetovka (1944)
  • Aqmescit → Simferopol (1784)
  • Dolossı → Sovietske
  • İçki → Sovietsky (1944)
  • Eski Qırım → Staryi Krym (1783)
  • Sudaq → Sudak (1784)
Zaporizhia
Luhansk
  • Yuryevka → Alchevsk (1903) → Voroshylovsk (1931) → Voroshylovsk/Alchevsk (1957) → Komunarsk (1961) → Alchevsk (1991)
  • Izium → Almaznaya (1878) → Almazna (1977)
  • Bokovo-Antratsyt → Antratsyt (1962)
  • Yekaterinovka → Artem (1923) → Artemivsk (1938)
  • Gorskoye → Hirske (1938)
  • Golubyevskiy Rudnik → Kirovsk (1962)
  • Sorokino → Krasnodon (1938)
  • Kryndachiovka → Krasnyi Luch (1920)
  • Lugansk → Voroshylovhrad (1935) → Luhansk (1958) → Voroshylovhrad (1970) → Luhansk (1990)
  • Aleksandrovka → Petro-Maryevka (1865) → Pervomaisk (1920)
  • Kadiyevka → Sergo (1937) → Kadiivka (1940) → Stakhanov (1978)
Odessa
  • Ophiusa → Asperon → Moncastro → Akkerman (1503) → Cetatea Albă (1918) → Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky (1944)
  • Buh KhutirsIllichivsk (1952)
  • Birzula → Kotovsk (1935)
  • Hacibey → Odessa (1794)
Mykolaiv
  • Fedorivka → Fiodorovka (1776) → Novaya Odessa (1832) → Nova Odesa (1989)
  • Kara Kerman → Özi → Ochakov (1792) → Ochakiv (1989)
  • Orlyk → Orlovsky sconce (1743) → Yekaterinsky sconce (1770) → Olviopol (1781) → Pervomaisk (1919)
  • Kostiantynivka-2 → Yuzhnoukrainsk (1987)
Donetsk
Dnipropetrovsk
Kharkiv
  • Konstantingrad → Krasnohrad (1922)
  • Lykhachove → Pervomaiskyi (1952)
  • Zmiiv → Zmeyev (1656) → Hotvald (1976) → Zmiiv (1990)
Lviv
  • Lviv → Lwów (1356) → Lemberg (1772) → Lwów (1918) → Lviv (1939)
  • Żółkiew (until 1939) → Zhovkva → Nesterov (1951) → Zhovkva (1992)
Volyn
  • Lutsk → Luchesk (1427) → Łuck (1569) → Lutsk (1795) → Mikhailogorod (1850) → Luck (1915) → Łuck (1919) → Lutsk (1939)
Khmelnytsky
Ivano-Frankivsk
Ternopil
Uzhhorod
  • Ungvar (1248) → Užhorod (1919) → Ungvar (1938) → Uzhhorod (1944)
Kirovohrad
  • Yelizavetgrad (1784) → Zinovyevsk (1924) → Kirovo (1934) → Kirovohrad (1939)
Kherson
  • Chapli → Askania (1828) → Askania Nova (1835)
  • Oleshky → Alioshki (1802) → Tsiurupynsk (1928)
  • Ali-Agok → Skadovskoye (1894) → Skadovsk (1933)
  • Holy → Golaya Pristan (1786) → Hola Prystan (1923)
  • Geniczi → Genichesk (1784) → Henichesk (1923)

 United Kingdom

England

Scotland

Northern Ireland

 United States

Alaska

  • Novoarkhangelsk → Sitka

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

  • Terminus → Marthasville → Atlanta

Illinois

Iowa

Louisiana

Maryland

  • Providence → Anne Arundel Towne → Annapolis

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Nebraska

New Hampshire

  • Derryfield → Manchester
  • Hilton's Pointe → Cochecho → Northam → Dover
  • Nashuway → Nashville → Nashua
  • Number Two → Middle Monadnock → Monadnock → Jaffrey
  • Nutfield → Londonderry
  • Plantation of Penney Cook → Penney Cook → Pennacook → Rumford → Concord
  • Piscatiqua → Strawberry Hill → Portsmouth
  • Suncook → Pembroke
  • Winnacunnet → Hampton

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Kecoughtan → Hampton

Washington

Wisconsin

 Uzbekistan

See List of renamed cities in Uzbekistan

  • Karmine → Navoiy (1958)
  • Rishdan → Kuybishevo → Rishtan (1977)
  • Leninsk → Asaka (1938)
  • Maracanda → Samarqand
  • Novy Margelan → Skobelev (1910) → Farg'ona (1924)
  • Qarabagish → Sovetobod (1972) → Xonobod

 Venezuela

 Vietnam

  • Tourane → Đà Nẵng
  • Tống Bình → Long Đỗ → Đại La → Thăng Long → Đông Đô → Đông Kinh → Bắc Thành → Thăng Long → Hà Nội (Hanoi)
  • Hai Pho → Faifo → Hội An
  • Prey Nokor → Gia Định → Saigon → Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Phu Xuan → Huế
  • Ke Van → Ke Vinh → Vinh Giang → Vinh Doanh → Vinh Thi → Vinh

 Zimbabwe (all 1982)

Sources and references

(incomplete)

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  • Westermann, Großer Atlas zur Weltgeschichte (in German)
  • City of Melbourne Web site [13]
  • Ballarat history [14]
  • Of Bangalore, Bengaluru and Belagavi [15]
  • "Pandektis: Name Changes of Settlements in Greece". Retrieved 2009-04-27.  List compiled by the (Greek) National Documentation Centre (EKT)
  1. ^ http://www.collingwood.ca/node/230
  2. ^ a b c d Town name changes in Mpumalanga (Unknown),  
  3. ^ www.sa-venues.com - Bottom paragraph states that the town was renamed in 2004.
  4. ^ Road signs still point to the town as 'Makhado' despite the name being officially reverted
  5. ^ http://www.sabcnews.co.za/portal/SABCNews/menuitem.5c4f8fe7ee929f602ea12ea1674daeb9/?vgnextoid=c1ef6134bbc54210VgnVCM10000077d4ea9bRCRD&vgnextfmt=default
  6. ^ "Official South African Geographical Names System". South African Department of Arts and Culture. 2002-06-14. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  7. ^ Signs are mixed, some say Bela-Bela, some say Warmbaths
  8. ^ City of Irving - Irving Archives http://www.cityofirving.org/1993/Between-the-Forks. 
  9. ^ Patoski, Joe Nick "It's Just Different Here", Preservation, July/August 2010, page 38
  10. ^ *Jasinski, Laurie E. (September 1, 2006) "Frisco, Texas."
  11. ^ "Handbook of Texas". Tshaonline.org. 2013-08-11. Retrieved 2013-08-29. 
  12. ^ [1] Spanish Texas, Texas State Historical Society: The Handbook of Texas Online
  13. ^ http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/info.cfm?top=52&pg=703
  14. ^ http://www.ballarat.com/history.htm
  15. ^ http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/feb/20name.htm

See also

Interesting Stories about Cities Changing Names

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