List of Countries That Have Changed Names 12 Countries – Turkey will now be officially known as Turkiye at the United Nations after it agreed to officially recognize the name change on June 1, 2022, following a request from the Turkish government. Turkey began its campaign to rebrand itself in December 2021. Here We Are Sharing List Of all Countries Which Have Changed Their Names. You Can Check Full List From Table Given below. List of Holidays in USA 2022 – Full US Federal Holiday List 2022
List of Countries That Have Changed Names 12 Countries
Date Of Name Change
The dutch country officially changed its name from Holland to The Netherlands in January 2020 as a marketing move.
The names Holland and Netherlands were interchangeable before that.
Czech Republic officially changed its name to Czechia in 2016 in a marketing move, as it is a easier name to attach to products.
The Republic of Macedonia officially became the Republic of North Macedonia in 2019 in a political move, as Macedonia was also an ancient Greek kingdom and the naming dispute had led to instability in the region.
King Mswati III renamed Swaziland to Eswatini in April 2018 to break free from the country’s colonial past.
Eswatini is the country’s pre-colonial name and it means “land of the Swazis” in their language.
Cape Verde officially requested to change its name to Cabo Verde in 2013.
Sri Lanka officially changed its name from Ceylon in 1972 when it became independent from the British rule.
The country officially removed its old collonial name from government use in 2011.
The Iranian government requested countries to call Persia as Iran in 1935.
Thailand was known as Siam earlier.
The king who ruled the country in 1939 changed its name after it became a constitutional monarchy.
Cambodia has changed its name several times, as it was earlier known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and then as Khmer Republic till 1975 and then it was referred to as Democratic Kampuchea from 1975 to 1979.
It then became state of Cambodia from 1989-1993 and finally was renamed as Kingdom of Cambodia in 1993.
The ruling military junta changed the name of Burma into Myanmar in 1989.
The Irish Free State changed its name to Ireland in 1937 to remove all ties with the United Kingdom.
Zimbabwe’s colonial name was Rhodesia.
The country achieved international recognition as Republic of Zimbabwe in April 1980 after its independence and was renamed as Zimbabwe.
Turkey will now be officially known as Turkiye at the United Nations after it agreed to officially recognise the name change on June 1, 2022 following a request from the Turkish government.