Malawi. Nyasaland was the name during the German occupation.
Istanbul. Istanbul was chosen as the official name of the city in 1930.
French. The name of the Green Berets, the U.S. Special Forces soldiers, came from the colored berets they wore.
South Africa. South Africa railroads use the Pomptrolli, which is a hand operated pump action inspection cart.
Upper Volta. The name Burkina Faso was adopted in 1984.
Lindisfarne. Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumberland, is the site of a monastery founded by St. Aiden in 635 AD.
Cuba. The base Bermuda Triangle extends from Florida and Puerto Rico, encompassing Bermuda.
Liberty Island. Liberty Island was originally named Bedloe's Island - the official name change happened in 1956.
Stalingrad. The Baltic is a Mediterranean sea located in Northern Europe.
Wisconsin. Milwaukee helped to make Wisconsin the "Beer Capital".
Sacramento, California. The capital of California, Sacramento began as Sutter's Fort, part of a Swiss immigrant settlement called New Helvetia.
Bedford Stuyvesant , NY. Bedford Stuyvesant, NY is in the borough of Brooklyn.
Baku And Astana. The capital cities of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are Tashkent and Dushanbe, respectively.
New Jersey. On February 15, 1804, New Jersey became the last northern state to abolish slavery.
Hanoi. The estimated population of Hanoi is six and half million people.
Warsaw. Besides being the capital of Poland, Warsaw is also the capital of the province of Mazowieckie.
Montenegro. Montenegro was independent until 1918.
Michigan. In 1781 the British built Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island in Lake Huron.
32. There are a total of 32 counties in Ireland: 26 in the Republic of Ireland and six in Northern Ireland.
China. The yak lives on the cold, dry plateaus of China.