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...
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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...
Geography of the Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are located in the South Atlantic Ocean between 51°S and 53°S on a projection of the Patagonian Shelf, part of the South American continental shelf. In ancient geological time thi...
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Pretoria
Pretoria is a city in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the executive (administrative) and de facto national capital (Cap...
Pretoria - Wikipedia
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...
Persian Gulf naming dispute
The name of the body of water separating the Iranian plateau, historically and internationally known as the Persian Gulf, after the land of Persia (Iran), has been disputed by some Arab countries sinc...
Persian Gulf naming dispute - Wikipedia
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...
Sea of Japan naming dispute - Wikipedia
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...
Names for U.S. citizens
Different languages use different terms for citizens of the United States of America, who are known in English as "Americans". All forms of English refer to these people as "Americans", a term origina...
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...
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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...
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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 ...
History of the Falkland Islands
The history of the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas) goes back at least five hundred years, with active exploration and colonisation only taking place in the 18th century. Nonetheless, th...
History of the Falkland Islands - Wikipedia
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...
Denali naming dispute - Wikipedia
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...
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...
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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...
Names of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - Wikipedia
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...
Bason Botanic Gardens
Bason Botanic Gardens are located in Whanganui in the Manawatu District of New Zealand. They have been rated as a Garden of Significance by the New Zealand Gardens Trust and offer six themed areas, in...
Wanganui Airport
Wanganui Airport is the airport which serves Wanganui, New Zealand (IATA: WAG, ICAO: NZWU). It is located to the south of Whanganui River, approximately 4km from the centre of Wanganui. The airpo...
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...
List of Falkland Islands placenames - Wikipedia