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Updated on Nov 6, 2019. Posted on Nov 4, 2019

I'll Be Impressed If You Can Guess The Modern Day Names Of These Places

Gather 'round, geography nerds!

  1. Pressburg

    Hint: It's a city!

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Bratislava!

    Capital of Slovakia.

    Via Photo by Martin Katler on Unsplash
  2. Siam

    Hint: It's a country!

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Thailand!

    Siamese cats originate from Thailand!

    Via Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash
  3. Saigon

    Hint: It's a city!

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Ho Chi Minh City!

    It's the largest city in Vietnam!

    Via Photo by Thanh Soledas on Unsplash
  4. Kristiania

    Hint: It's a city!

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Oslo!

    Oslo is the capital of Norway.

    Via Photo by Tiare Balbi on Unsplash
  5. Bechuanaland

    Hint: It's a country!

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Botswana!

    The currency in Botswana is called Pula.

    Via Photo by Alex on Unsplash
  6. Zaire

    _country_

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Democratic Republic of Congo!

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is the second largest country in Africa.

    Via Getty Images
  7. New Amsterdam

    Hint: It's a city!

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    New York City!

    The name was changed to New York in 1664.

    Via Photo by Colton Duke on Unsplash
  8. Ceylon

    Hint: It's a country!

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Sri Lanka!

    Sri Lanka is an island nation located to the south of India.

    Via Photo by Bharath Reddy on Unsplash
  9. Southern Rhodesia

    Hint: It's a country!

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe was named after an ancient ruined city in the country's south-east region.

    Via Photo by Christine Donaldson on Unsplash
  10. Stalingrad

    HInt: It's a city!

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Volgograd!

    Volgograd is a city in Russia.

    Via Photo by Pavel Storchilov on Unsplash
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