Geographical renaming
Geographical renaming is the changing of the name of a geographical feature or area. This can range from the uncontroversial change of a street name to a highly disputed change to the name of a count...
This Day In History-1905 World’s Largest Diamond Found
On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine’s superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened t...
Mt. McKinley To Denali: How A Mountain's Renaming Got Tied Up in Politics
Alaskans have been advocating for a return to Denali for years. But Ohioans, who helped deliver the presidency to Obama in 2008 and 2012, pushed back. That may be one reason President Obama waited unt...
This Day In History-1905 World’s Largest Diamond Found
On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine’s superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened t...
Economy of the Falkland Islands
The economy of the Falkland Islands, which first involved sealing, whaling and provisioning ships, became heavily dependent on sheep farming from the 1870s to 1980. It then diversified and now has inc...
Greek Struggle for Macedonia
The Macedonian Struggle (Greek: Μακεδονικὸς Ἀγών) or Greek Struggle in Macedonia Bulgarian: Гръцка въоръжена пропаганда в Македония, "Greek armed propaganda in Macedonia") was a series of soci...
Mt. McKinley To Denali: How A Mountain's Renaming Got Tied Up in Politics
Alaskans have been advocating for a return to Denali for years. But Ohioans, who helped deliver the presidency to Obama in 2008 and 2012, pushed back. That may be one reason President Obama waited unt...
Perses
Perses may refer to:
Sea of Japan naming dispute
The international name for the body of water which is bordered by Japan, North Korea, Russia, and South Korea is disputed. In 1992, objections to the name Sea of Japan were first raised by North Korea...
Wanganui Branch
The Wanganui Branch is a 5.00 km branch line railway in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand's North Island. It links Wanganui with the Marton - New Plymouth Line (MNPL) at Aramoho and has bee...
Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands (/ˈfɔːlklənd/; Spanish: Islas Malvinas [malˈβinas]) are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islan...
Castlecliff Branch
The Castlecliff Branch is a branch line railway 5.88 km long in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand's North Island. It is an extension of the Wanganui Branch from Taupo Quay in central Wangan...
New Zealand Geographic Board
The New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) (Māori: Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) is constituted under the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008, formerly under the New Zealand ...
American (word)
The meaning of the word American in the English language varies according to the historical, geographical, and political context in which it is used. American is derived from America, a term originall...
Hyphen War
The Hyphen War (in Czech, Pomlčková válka; in Slovak, Pomlčková vojna—literally "Dash War") was the tongue-in-cheek name given to the conflict over what to call Czechoslovakia after the fall of ...
Denali naming dispute
There is a dispute over the name of the mountain listed by the United States Board on Geographic Names as "Mount McKinley" and by the Alaska Board of Geographic Names as "Denali", located in Alaska as...
Name of the Czech Republic
The name of the Czech Republic derives from the Slavic tribe of Czechs (Czech: Čechové). Nearly two decades after the split of Czechoslovakia into Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the latter conti...
Flag of Pretoria
The flag of Pretoria is the flag that represents the city of Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa. The flag is simple in design, as it has only two colors, red and yellow. Red is locat...
Renaming of cities in India
Renaming of cities in India started in 1947, following the end of the British imperial period in India, and continues today. Several changes were politically controversial, and not all proposed chang...
Moutoa Gardens
Moutoa Gardens, also known as Pākaitore, is a park in the city of Whanganui, New Zealand. Named after the Battle of Moutoa Island in the Second Taranaki War, it contains a memorial to the battle inscr...
Names of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
The Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pashto: خیبر پښتونخوا‎, Urdu: خیبر پختونخوا‎) has been known by a number of names throughout its history. In addition to North-West Fr...
Foreign relations of Greece
Foreign relations of the Hellenic Republic are the Greek government's external relations with the outside world. As one of the oldest Euro-Atlantic member states in the region of Southeast Europe, Gre...
Names of Burma
The country popularly known in English as both Burma and Myanmar has undergone changes in both its official and popular names worldwide. The choice of names stems from the existence of two different n...
Climate of the Falkland Islands
The climate of the Falkland Islands is cool and temperate, regulated by the large oceans which surround it. The Falkland Islands are located over 300 miles (483 km) from South America, to the nor...
Name of Iran
In the Western world, Persia (or its cognates) was historically the common name for Iran. In 1935, Reza Shah asked foreign delegates to use the term Iran (the historical name of the country, used by i...
List of Falkland Islands placenames
This is a list of English and Spanish language placenames in the Falkland Islands. Most of the Spanish language names are quite different in origin to their English equivalents, and many have religio...
Alternative names for Northern Ireland
There are a number of alternative names for Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland consists of six historic counties of Ireland, and remains part of the United Kingdom following the secession of the other...