Quiz: Can you identify these countries and cities by their former names?

Quiz: Can you identify these countries and cities by their former names?

Whether former colonies, ex-Soviet republics, or vestiges of once-great civilisations, a lot of the world’s countries and cities have gone through numerous iterations in past lives.

While some are obvious – no prizes for guessing which city was once the Roman town of Londinium – others are a little more obscure.

So, what’s in a name? In this quiz, rather a lot…

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