City Names Through Time

City Names Through Time

Many of the world's major cities have changed their names over time as a result of border divisions, political upheavals or linguistic drifts. Here are some of the most famous of these cities.

Many of the world's major cities have changed their names over time. Here are the most famous ones.
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Game creation: 2021-08-12
Hit Percentage
(good answers)
62%
NB OF QUESTIONS
50
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Category
 History   Society 
Keywords
 Cities   Toponymy 

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  • Which African city was once called "al-Fustat"?

    Tunis | Tripoli | Marrakech | Cairo
  • Which Latin American city was once called "Tenochtitlan"?

    Quito | La Paz | Mexico City | Santiago
  • Which Asian city was once called "Calcutta"?

    Agra | Kolkata | Dhaka | Jakarta
  • Which European city was once called 'Turicum'?

    Zurich | Zagreb | Toulouse | Tirana
  • Which Asian city was once called "Bombay"?

    Canton | Macao | Mumbai | Shanghai

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2016 zoulou
1603 MissPiggy
1194 KimSmith
506 Gege66
251 Miche
210 toutcon
195 Maxwood
181 abreton
164 zumba
158 Gilligan72

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2.41 KimSmith
1.23 zoulou
1.17 Gege66
1.11 toutcon
0.99 MissPiggy
0.72 Maxwood
0.62 Miche
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