Template:R from historic name

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  • This is a redirect from a title that is another name, a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym that has a significant historic past as a region, state, principate's holding, city, city-state or such, and which region has been subsumed into a modern era municipality, district or state, or otherwise has experienced a name change. It leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing. However, do not replace these redirected links with a piped link unless the page is updated for another reason. For more information follow the category link.
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Use this rcat template in any namespace.
  • Use this redirect category (rcat) template for redirect pages that are considered "historic" names for the target article. Do not use this template on redirects that are non-historic former names or simply former working titles of the target article. If the name is an older title but not considered historic, then use {{R from former name}} instead.
Example: CalcuttaKolkata; the historic capital of West Bengal in India was Calcutta.
  • Apply this rcat in the following manner:
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{R from historic name}}
This is in accord with the instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.


  • Click here for a list of templates that redirect here and may also be used.

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