Old and New names of Cities in India

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Old and New names of Cities in India
Old and New names of Cities in India

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Old Name/Ancient Name New Name State
Cocanada Kakinada Andhra Pradesh
Vizagapatnam (Waltair) Visakhapatnam
Pragjyotishpura(Gauhati) Guwahati Assam
Patliputra Patna Bihar
Panjim Panaji Goa
Karnavati (Ashapalli) Ahmedabad Gujarat
Cambay Khambhat
Bulsar Valsad
Baroda Vadodara
Gurgaon Gurugram Haryana
Mewat Nuh
Simla Shimla Himachal Pradesh
Mandav Nagar Mandi
Sakchi Jamshedpur Jharkhand
Bangalore Bengaluru  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karnataka

 

 

Bellary Ballari
Belgaum Belagavi
Bijapur Vijapura
Hubli Hubballi
Mangalore Mangaluru
Mysore Mysuru
Muhammadabad Bidar
Ahsanabad Kalaburagi (Gulbarga)
Tumkur Tumakuru
Calicut Kozhikode Kerala
Cochin Kochi
Palghat Palakkad
Quilon Kollam
Alwaye Aluva
Alleppey Alappuzha
Trichur(Thiru Siva Peroor) Thrissur
Trivandrum Thiruvananthapuram
Cranganore Kodungallur
Mhow Dr. Ambedkar Nagar Madhya Pradesh
Indhur Indore
Jubbulpore Jabalpur
Avantika Ujjain
Central Provinces Madhya Pradesh
Bombay Mumbai Maharashtra
Poona Pune
Aurgangabad Sambhaji Nagar
Jullundur Jalandhar Punjab
Nawanshahr District Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar
Ajaymeru Ajmer Rajasthan
Madras Chennai Tami Nadu
Tuticorin Thoothukudi
Cape Comorin Kanya Kumari
Ooty (Ootacamund) Udhagamandalam
Tanjore Thanjavur
Pondicherry Puducherry
Trichinapoly Tiruchirapalli (Trichy)
Conjeevaram Kanchipuram (Kanchi)
Bhagyanagar Hyderabad Telangana
Orugallu

(Ekasila Nagaram)

Warangal
Benares Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
Prayag Allahabad
Cawnpore Kanpur
Allygurh (Koil) Aligarh
United Provinces Uttar Pradesh
Calcutta Kolkata West Bengal

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Old Names of Countries/Cities

Old Name/Ancient Name New Name
Siam Thailand
Sudanese Republic Mali
Nyasaland Malawi
Northern Rhodesia Zambia
Bechuanaland Botswana
Basutoland Lesotho
East Pakistan Bangladesh
Ceylon Sri Lanka
Ellice Islands Tuvalu
New Hebrides Vanuatu
Southern Rhodesia Zimbabwe
Upper Volta Burkina Faso
Burma Myanmar
South West Africa Namibia
Zaire Democratic Republic of Congo
Abyssinia Ethiopia
Batavia Jakarta
British Guinea Guyana
Congo Zaire
Constantinople Istanbul
Dutch East Indies Indonesia
Formosa Taiwan
Gold Coast Ghana
Holland Netherlands
Ivory Coast Cote D’lvoire
Kampuchea Cambodia
Lan Xang Laos
Malaya Portuguese
Purushapura Peshawar
Malaya Malaysia
Malagasy Madagascar
Mesopotamia Iraq
New Spain Mexico
Nippon Japan
Peking Beijing
Persia Iran
Portuguese East Africa Mozambique
Salisbury Harare
Sandwich Islands Hawaiian Islands
Trust Territory of New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Rangoon Yangon
Angora Ankara

 

Key Notes:

  • East Punjab (1947 – 1966) was trifurcated into Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. While West Punjab became a Part of Pakistan Post Independence and Later it was renamed as “Punjab Province”.
  • United Provinces was renamed to Uttar Pradesh with effective from 26th January, 1950.
  • Hyderabad was merged with Andhra Pradesh on 1st November 1956 and called as Andhra Pradesh State. Again divided on 2nd June 2014 as Telangana (Hyderabad) and Andhra Pradesh.
  • Travancore was changed into Kerala on 1st November 1956.
  • Madhya Bharat was renamed as Madhya Pradesh on 1st November 1959.
  • Madras State was renamed as Chennai on 14th January 1969.
  • Mysore to Mysuru 1st November 1973.
  • The name of the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi islands was changed to Lakshadweep on 1st November 1973.
  • Assam was re-christened to Asom from 2006.
  • Uttaranchal to Uttarakhand from 1 January 2007.
  • Orissa to Odisha from 1st November 2011.

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