Asked by: Lhoucine Laroussi
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th January, 2020

What countries have changed their names in the past 50 years?

Altered Atlas: Macedonia And Other Countries That Changed Their Names
  • 1/6. The World Is Changing.
  • 2/6. Cambodia.
  • 3/6. Myanmar.
  • 4/6. Czech Republic.
  • 5/6. Swaziland.
  • 6/6. The Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Similarly, it is asked, what is a country that has changed its name in the past 50 years?

Congo; Republic of Congo (previously Belgian Congo) became Zaire, renamed by President Mobutu Sese Seko. The name Congo was restored, see 1997, becoming Congo (Democratic Republic); Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Also, what African countries have changed their names? Other countries in southern Africa changed their name after independence, with Bechuanaland becoming Botswana, Rhodesia becoming Zimbabwe and Nyasaland became Malawi. But the responses to the decision to change Swaziland to eSwatini have been divided.

Keeping this in consideration, which countries have changed their names recently?

Here are some of the most recent examples:

  • Swaziland reverts to eSwatini.
  • Congo: to Zaire and back.
  • Burma chooses Myanmar.
  • From Upper Volta to Burkina Faso.
  • Kampuchea returns to Cambodia.
  • Dahomey becomes Benin.

What two European countries recently changed their names?

Belgium. Belgium has had plenty of name changes. It has been previously known as Duchy of Brabant, Burgundian Netherlands, and the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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