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Cities that Changed Names

Many cities have changed names. Guess the modern equivalent of these cities given one of their previous names.
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First submittedJuly 7, 2014
Last updatedJuly 7, 2014
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Prior Name
Modern City
New Amsterdam
New York City
Constantinople
Istanbul
Leningrad
St. Petersburg
Bombay
Mumbai
Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City
Peking
Beijing
Tenochtitlán
Mexico City
Edo
Tokyo
Florentia
Florence
Stalingrad
Volgograd
Prior Name
Modern City
Jórvík
York
Mont-Royal
Montreal
Léopoldville
Kinshasa
Lutetia
Paris
Madras
Chennai
Batavia
Jakarta
Lundenwic
London
Philadelphia
Amman
Pusan
Busan
Dearborn
Chicago
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level 38
Jul 31, 2018
It was Nieuw Amsterdam". And there is no credible proof that Florence as ever called Florentia. "Florence" is simply the anglicized version of "Firenze" (Florence in Italian).
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level 72
Jul 18, 2019
Beijing was never actually called Peking. It's just that the translations from Chinese to English changed and became more accurate.