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List of administrative division name changes

This is a list of administrative divisions whose names were officially changed at one or more points in history. It does not include gradual changes in spelling.


  • Australia 1
  • Brazil 2
  • Canada 3
  • Hong Kong 4
  • India 5
  • Indonesia 6
  • Ireland 7
  • Pakistan 8
  • Serbia 9
  • South Africa 10
  • South Korea 11
  • References 12
  • See also 13




Hong Kong

  • Castle Peak → Tuen Mun






South Africa

  • Natal → KwaZulu/Natal (27 April 1994) → KwaZulu-Natal (4 February 1997)
  • Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging → Gauteng (3 July 1995)
  • Orange Free State → Free State (3 July 1995)
  • Eastern Transvaal → Mpumalanga (20 September 1995)
  • Northern Transvaal → Northern Province (20 September 1995) → Limpopo (11 July 2003)
  • North-West → North West (4 February 1997)

South Korea


  1. ^ The Hindu : Front Page : Assam is Asom
  2. ^ The State Legislature - Origin a
  3. ^ Kamat's Potpourri: A Brief History of Karnataka
  4. ^ Times of India: Orissa is now Odisha
  5. ^ Indonesia Provinces
  6. ^
  7. ^ BBC News | ASIA-PACIFIC | Behind Irian Jaya's name change

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