In the last years have happenned many geographical changes. Borders, names ... they all change. I tried to find and write them down for you!
If you know something else , that is not included here , I would be pleased to learn it.



COUNTRY EVENT COUNTRY DATE
Hawaii joined U.S.A. 1959
Alaska joined U.S.A. 1959
Hong Kong joined China 1/7/1997
North & south Yemen joined together Yemen 1990
Tanganyika & Zanzibar joined together Tanzania 26/5/1964
Federal Republic of Germany
& German Democratic Republic
joined together Germany 30/10/1990
Czechoslovakia detached to Czech Republic
Slovakia
1/1/1993
Yugoslavia detached to Slovenia
Croatia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Serbia
F.Y.R.O.M.
June 1991
U.S.S.R. detached to Russia
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Armenia
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
Kazakstan
Moldova
Ukraine
Belarus
Lithuania
Latvia
Estonia
1991
Cabinda detached from Angola  
Eritrea detached from Ethiopia 27/4/1993
Southwest Africa renamed to Namibia  
South Rhodesia renamed to Zimbabwe 1980
Upper Volta renamed to Burkina Faso 1984
Netherland Guyana renamed to Suriname 1975
Siam renamed to Thailand 11/5/1949
British Honduras renamed to Belize 1981
Burma renamed to Myanmar 19/6/1989
Zaire was named as Congo Free State 1885-1908
Belgian Congo 1908-1960
Congo 1960-1971
Zaire 1971-1997
Belgian Congo 1997-






COUNTRY CAPITAL EVENT CAPITAL DATE
Bhutan Punaha transfered to Thimphu 1967
traditional capital official capital
Bolivia La Paz transfered to Sucre  
seat of government legal capital and seat of judiciary
Sri Lanka Colombo transfered to Kotte (Sri Jayavardhanapura)  
commercial capital legislative-judicial capital
Cote D'Ivoire Abidjan transfered to Yamoussoukro 1983
administrative capital designed as future capital
Pakistan Karachi transfered to Islamabad 1967
Malawi Zomba transfered to Lilongwe 1975
Laos Luang-Prapang transfered to Vientiane 1975
Philippines Quezon city transfered to Manila 1976
Nigeria Lagos transfered to Abuja 1991
Chad Fort-Lamy renamed to N'djamena 1973
Mozambique Lorenzo Marques renamed to Maputo 1976
Zimbabwe Salsbery renamed to Harare 1982
The Gambia Bathourst renamed to Banjul  
Myanmar Rangoon renamed to Yangon June 1989




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