Former Place Names of Countries and Cities

Former Place Names of Countries and Cities

There are several significant towns, countries and regions that had their names altered. This article provides a list which contains the details of all valuable Changed names of Cities and Countries

You can enhance your general Knowledge with recent and former names of famous cities and countries around the globe.

General knowledge is very significant for numerous competitive examinations particularly government jobs. Students with an intention to appear must remember these important cities and countries which have changed their names.

Former Place Names of Countries and Cities
Former Place Names of Countries and Cities

Q.1 The place called the garden of England is

  1. London
  2. Kent
  3. Manchester
  4. Brinton

Q.2 What place is nicked named “The city of Lilies”?

  1. Johannesburg
  2. Florence
  3. Rome
  4. Lhasa

Q.3 Which city is known as Golden city?

  1. Cairo
  2. Jaisalmer
  3. Oslo
  4. Prague

Q.4 By which name Singapore city is also known as?

  1. Pearl of pacific
  2. City of flowers
  3. Lion city
  4. Land of amber

Q.5 Cambodia was earlier known as …………

  1. Mauritania
  2. Persia
  3. Kampuchea
  4. None of these

Q.6 Rhodesia’s new name is………..

  1. Zaire
  2. Zimbabwe
  3. Tanzania
  4. Swaziland

Q.7 Belize was formerly known as ……….

  1. British Honduras
  2. Nicaragua
  3. Ahsai Chin
  4. Malvinas

Q.8 Which of the following is old name of Ankara?

  1. Ottawa
  2. Angora
  3. Avon
  4. Elbe

Q.9 Indonesia is the new name of ……….

  1. Batavia
  2. Istanbul
  3. Bechuanaland
  4. Basutoland

Q.10 Constantinople is the old name of ……….

  1. Surinam
  2. Leopoldville
  3. Istanbul
  4. Dahomey

Q.11 Botswana is the new name of ……….

  1. Basutoland
  2. Burma
  3. Madagascar
  4. Bechuanaland

Q.12 Myanmar is the new name of ……..

  1. Burma
  2. Ceylon
  3. Congo
  4. Formosa

Q.13 New name of British Guiana is …..

  1. Tuwalu
  2. Greenland
  3. Guyana
  4. Gold coast

Q.14 Lykomoma is the old name of ……….

  1. Colombo
  2. Kandy
  3. Kotte
  4. Seoul

Q.15 Sri Lanka is the new name of ………..

  1. Malaya
  2. Dhomey
  3. Malawi
  4. Ceylon

Q.16 Oslo is the capital of Norway. What is its old name?

  1. Christine
  2. Ellice Island
  3. Benin
  4. Formosa

Q.17 Congo is the old name of ……….

  1. Botswana
  2. Gayana
  3. Zaire
  4. Harare

Q.18 Surinam is the new name of ……………

  1. Congo
  2. Dutch Gayana
  3. Dutch East Indies
  4. Burma

Q.19 Kalaolit Nunaat is the new name of …………

  1. Greenland
  2. Tamil Nada
  3. Nyasaland
  4. Saigon

Q.20 Lore Sea is the new name of ……….

  1. Dajla
  2. Dahomey
  3. Guinea Bissau
  4. East timor

Q.21 Formosa is the old name of ……….

  1. Cambodia’s
  2. Rhodesia
  3. Taiwan
  4. Bangkok

Q.22 Ghana is the new name of …….

  1. Guyana
  2. New Guinea
  3. Gold coast
  4. Asia Minor

Q.23 The Netherlands is the new name of …….

  1. New Hebrides
  2. Lesotho
  3. Nyasaland
  4. Holland

Q.24 New name of Nippon is ……

  1. Japan
  2. Bangkok
  3. Singapore
  4. Saigon

Q.25 Kinshasa is the new name of …………

  1. Malaya
  2. Leopoldville
  3. Rhodesia
  4. None of these

Q.26 Malagasy is the new name of …….

  1. Madagascar
  2. Petrograd
  3. Zaire
  4. Cape Canaveral

Q.27 Malaysia is the new name of ……..

  1. Zaire
  2. Malaya
  3. Cunei
  4. Abuja

Q.28 Manchukuo is the old name of …………

  1. Malawi
  2. Manchuria
  3. Malagasy
  4. None of them

Q.29 Iraq is the new name of ……….

  1. Mesopotamia
  2. Constantinople
  3. Angora
  4. None of them

Q.30 Nyasaland is the old name of …………

  1. New Hebrides
  2. Tripoli
  3. Malawi
  4. None of them

Q.31 Beijing is the new name of ……….

  1. Taiwan
  2. Formosa
  3. Peking
  4. None of them

Q.32 Hispaniola is alternative name of ………….

  1. Iran
  2. Cuba
  3. Fiji
  4. Haiti

Q.33 Ho Chi Minh City is the new name of ………

  1. Petrograd
  2. Saigon
  3. Laos
  4. None of them

Q.34 Salisbury is the old name of ………

  1. New Hebrides
  2. Siam
  3. Harare
  4. None of these

Q.35 Hawaiian Island is the new name of ……….

  1. Giana
  2. Sandwich Island
  3. Tanganyika
  4. None of them

Q.36 Thailand is the new name of ………

  1. Ceylon
  2. Siam
  3. Bangkok
  4. None of them

Q.37 Namibia is the new name of ………..

  1. South west Africa
  2. South east Africa
  3. Zanzibar
  4. None of them

Q.38 Volgograd is the new name of …………

  1. Leningrad
  2. Petrograd
  3. Stalingrad
  4. None of them

Q.39 Tanzania is the new name of ………..

  1. Zanzibar
  2. Congo
  3. Nyasaland
  4. None of them

Q.40 Old name of Faisalabad is ……….

  1. Lyallpur
  2. Montgomery
  3. None of them

Q.41 The old name of Libya is ……….

  1. Trebles
  2. Tripoli
  3. United Arab
  4. undlas

Q.42 New name of Persia is …………

  1. Iran
  2. Baghdad
  3. Turkey
  4. Iraq

Q.43 Vienna is the old name of …………

  1. Austria
  2. Venus
  3. Luxemburg
  4. Vindobona

Q.44 What is the new name of Bombay?

  1. Mumbai
  2. Delhi
  3. Bombee
  4. Bombai

Q.45 What is the old name of Cologne?

  1. Colon
  2. Wien
  3. Kampuchea
  4. None of them

Q.46 Helvetia is the old name of ………….

  1. Switzerland
  2. Spain
  3. France
  4. Thailand

Q.47 Magyar is the old name of ………

  1. Japan
  2. Austria
  3. Australia
  4. Hungary

Q.48 Camel pure is the old name of ……….

  1. Jacobabad
  2. Attack
  3. Pakpattan
  4. Nundipur

 

Q.49 “Ajodhanpur” is the old name of ……….

  1. Jacobabad
  2. Attack
  3. Pakpattan
  4. Nundipur

Q.50 What is old name of Sahiwal?

  1. Montgomery
  2. Lawrenceburg
  3. Lyallpur
  4. Kanpur

Q.51 What is the old name of Bin Qasim?

  1. Cambalpur
  2. Gaddomi
  3. Mansoora
  4. Pepri

Q.52 Burkina Faso is the new name of ………..

  1. Lower Volta
  2. Rhodesia
  3. Burma
  4. Upper Volta

Q.53 Athens is the new name of ……………

  1. Greece
  2. Cyprus
  3. Athena
  4. Andorra

Q.54 Acre is the old name of ………

  1. Tel Aviv
  2. Akko
  3. Ankara
  4. Aceb

Q.55 The new name of East Pakistan is ………

  1. Bangladesh
  2. East Burma
  3. Formosa
  4. None of these

Q.56 Which African country was formerly called French Sudan?

  1. Zanzibar
  2. Mali
  3. Botswana
  4. Djibonti

Q.57 Which Asian capital city was known as Batavia until 1949?

  1. Jakarta
  2. Auk are
  3. Bangkok
  4. Koalalampur

Q.58 Which city of Iran has the biggest refinery of the world?

  1. Abadan
  2. Ashen
  3. Tehran
  4. None of them

Q.59 Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii Island is the famous for ………..

  1. Fish catching
  2. Commercial center
  3. Tourist resort
  4. Oil fields

Q.60 Which city of United states is the famous for film making?

  1. Chicago
  2. New York
  3. Hollywood
  4. Kansas

Q.61 Name the city which is a seaport and was formerly called Constantinople

  1. Istanbul
  2. Ankara
  3. Kirkuk
  4. None of them

Q.62 Name the city where Jesus Christ was crucified and is called Holy City.

  1. Jerica
  2. Damascus
  3. Jerusalem
  4. Baghdad

Q.63 Johannesburg is the famous for …………

  1. Gold mines
  2. Diamond mining
  3. Seaport
  4. Oil fields

Q.64 Which city has temple of tooth (Buddha’s tooth)

  1. Kandy
  2. Sao Pole
  3. Kelgorlie
  4. Lop Nor

Q.65 Kirkuk famous for its oil fields is the city of …………..

  1. Iran
  2. Syria
  3. Iraq
  4. Saudi Arabia

Q.66 Which is the third most populous city of world and a capital of a country?

  1. Delhi
  2. London
  3. Ankara
  4. Dhakka

Q.67 Name the island in the Mediterranean where Napoleon was exiled in 1814-15

  1. Waterloo
  2. St. Helena
  3. Sao polo
  4. Elba

Q.68 After losing the battle of waterloo in 1815 Napoleon was exiled to …….

  1. Elba
  2. Stratford
  3. St. Helena
  4. Ulster

Q.69 Which is the largest city of Canada?

  1. Van Couver
  2. Toronto
  3. Montreal
  4. None of these

Q.70 Which city is the biggest source of Nickle?

  1. Toronto
  2. Indonesia 
  3. Milavi
  4. Sudbury

Q.71 Which is the world’s second most populous city of the worlds?

  1. Shanghai
  2. Tokyo
  3. London
  4. Mexico city

Q.72 Bali is famous picnic and tourist resort of ………..

  1. Malaysia
  2. Indonesia
  3. Australia
  4. None of these

Q.73 Which of the following cities is known as ‘City of canals’

  1. Paris
  2. Amsterdam
  3. Oslo
  4. Venice

Q.74 Leningrad is the new name of ………

  1. St Petersburg
  2. Volgograd
  3. Salisbury
  4. Petrograd

Q.75 Zambia is the new name of …………

  1. Congo
  2. Northern Rhodesia
  3. Hispania
  4. Euphra

 

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