6 Countries That Completely Changed Their Names!

Several countries have undergone name changes throughout history for various reasons, including political, cultural, or geographical shifts. Here are a few notable examples:

The country changed its name to Myanmar in 1989, emphasizing inclusivity among diverse ethnic groups under the ruling military junta. 

Myanmar (formerly Burma)  

After gaining independence in 1980, Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, symbolizing a shift toward a more inclusive and culturally representative identity. 

Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia)

The name change from Persia to Iran occurred in 1935, reflecting a desire to emphasize the country's broader cultural and ethnic composition. 

Iran (formerly Persia)

In 1972, Ceylon became Sri Lanka, marking a move toward asserting a distinct national identity and shedding colonial associations. 

Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon)

In 2018, Swaziland was renamed the Kingdom of Eswatini, emphasizing its African identity and shedding its colonial-era name. 

Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

In 2019, the country officially became North Macedonia, resolving a dispute with Greece and paving the way for improved diplomatic relations. 

North Macedonia (formerly Republic of Macedonia)

Thankyou For Reading Head To           For More!