Old and New Names of countries

1 present name

Myanmar

Old name

Burma

Year renamed

1989

2 present name

Sri Lanka

Old name

Ceylon

Year renamed

1972

3 present name

Ghana

Old name

Gold Coast

Year renamed

1957

4 present name

Thailand

Old name

Siam

Year renamed

1949

5 present name

Mali

Old name

Republic

Year renamed

1960

6 present name

Zambia

Old name

Northern Rhodesia

Year renamed

1964

7 present name

Zimbabwe

Old name

Rhodesia

Year renamed

1965

8 present name

the Netherlands

Old name

Holland

Year renamed

1579

9 present name

Bangladesh

Old name

East Pakistan

Year renamed

1971

10 present name

Sri Lanka

Old name

Ceylon

Year renamed

1972

11 present name

Tuvalu

Old name

Ellice

Year renamed

Islands 1976

12 present name

Vanuatu N

Old name

Hebrides

Year renamed

1980

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