List of city name changes

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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[edit]

 Albania[edit]

 Algeria[edit]

 Angola[edit]

 Argentina[edit]

  • La Plata → Ciudad Eva Perón → La Plata

 Armenia[edit]

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[edit]

Austria[edit]

 Azerbaijan[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Azerbaijan

 Bangladesh[edit]

 Belarus[edit]

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[edit]

Botswana (formerly Bechuanaland)[edit]

 Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

  • 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[edit]

 Brunei[edit]

 Bulgaria[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Alberta[edit]

British Columbia[edit]

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

Manitoba[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]

Nunavut[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Prince Edward Island[edit]

Québec[edit]

Saskatchewan[edit]

 Chad[edit]

 China[edit]

†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[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

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[edit]

 Czech Republic[edit]

 Denmark[edit]

Ārōs → Århus → Aarhus (2011)

Greenland[edit]

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

 Dominican Republic[edit]

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

 Egypt[edit]

Many cities had Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Latin names

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

 Equatorial Guinea[edit]

  • Port Clarence → Santa Isabel → Malabo

 Estonia[edit]

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[edit]

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

 France[edit]

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

 Gambia[edit]

 Georgia[edit]

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[edit]

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

 Greece[edit]

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

 Guyana[edit]

  • Wismar-MacKenzie-Christianburg → Linden

 Hong Kong[edit]

 Hungary[edit]

 India[edit]

 Indonesia[edit]

  • 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[edit]

 Ireland[edit]

 Israel[edit]

 Italy[edit]

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

 Japan[edit]

 Jordan[edit]

 Kazakhstan[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Kazakhstan

 Kenya[edit]

Korea[edit]

 North Korea[edit]

 South Korea[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

 Lithuania[edit]

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)[edit]

 Madagascar[edit]

 Malaysia[edit]

 Mexico[edit]

 Moldova[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Moldova

Villages

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

 Montenegro[edit]

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

 Morocco[edit]

 Mozambique[edit]

  • Lourenço Marques → Maputo (1976)

 Myanmar[edit]

 Namibia[edit]

 Netherlands[edit]

 Norway[edit]

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

 Pakistan[edit]

 Peru[edit]

  • San Pablo de Napeanos → Iquitos

 Paraguay[edit]

 Philippines[edit]

 Poland[edit]

see also List of cities and towns in East Prussia

 Portugal[edit]

 Romania[edit]

 Russia[edit]

 Serbia[edit]

  • 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[edit]

 Singapore[edit]

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

 Slovakia[edit]

 Slovenia[edit]

 South Africa[edit]

This section of the article can be expanded with material from the corresponding page in Afrikaans Wikipedia - 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[edit]

Post 1994[edit]

 Spain[edit]

 Swaziland[edit]

 Sweden[edit]

  Switzerland[edit]

 Syria[edit]

 Taiwan[edit]

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

 Tajikistan[edit]

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[edit]

 Thailand[edit]

 Turkey[edit]

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[edit]

See List of renamed cities in Turkmenistan

 Ukraine[edit]

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 Khutirs → Illichivsk (1952) → Chornomorsk (2016)
  • 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
  • Bakhmut → Artemivsk (1924) → Bakhmut (2016)
  • Nelepovy → Artemove (1921)
  • Yuzovka → Trotsk (1924) → Stalino (1924) → Donetsk (1961)
  • Nova Khrestovka → Kirovske (1958)
  • Karakybbud → Komsomolske (1949)
  • Grishyno → Postysheve → Krasnoarmiisk (1938)
  • Dmitriyevsk → Makiivka (1931)
  • Mariupol → Zhdanov (1948) → Mariupol (1989)
  • Karlo-Libknekhtovsk → Soledar (1991)
  • Bannoe → Banne (1929) → Bannovske (1938) → Slovianohirsk (1964) → Sviatohirsk (2003)
  • Tor → Sloviansk (1784)
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[edit]

England[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

 United States[edit]

Alaska[edit]

  • Novoarkhangelsk → Sitka

Arizona[edit]

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Delaware[edit]

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

  • Terminus → Marthasville → Atlanta

Illinois[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Maryland[edit]

  • Providence → Anne Arundel Towne → Annapolis

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

New Hampshire[edit]

  • 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[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Oregon[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Utah[edit]

Vermont[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Kecoughtan → Hampton

Washington[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

 Uzbekistan[edit]

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[edit]

 Vietnam[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

Sources and references[edit]

(incomplete)

  1. ^ http://www.collingwood.ca/node/230
  2. ^ a b c d Town name changes in Mpumalanga (Unknown), News24, October 2009, retrieved 14 August 2010 
  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/site/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.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  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[edit]

Interesting Stories about Cities Changing Names