The renaming of cities in India started after the end of the British imperial period in India and continues to date. Which of the following names is still the official one?

Calcutta
Bombay
Madras
Hyderabad
Bombay was renamed to Mumbai in 1995; Madras was renamed to Chennai in 1996; Calcutta changed name to Kolkata in 2001. Bhopal, Ban­ga­lore and Mysore are spec­u­lat­ed to be renamed in the future.

Answers distribution

Calcutta
Bombay
Madras
Hyderabad
answers
flagIndia
9%
13%
10%
65%
131
flagItaly
18%
0%
25%
56%
16
flagFinland
0%
25%
25%
50%
12
flagMalaysia
16%
16%
8%
50%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
15%
19%
42%
141
flagGermany
26%
16%
16%
42%
50
flagCanada
25%
22%
8%
42%
35
flagAustralia
29%
19%
9%
41%
31
flagBulgaria
33%
8%
16%
41%
12
flagthe Netherlands
11%
27%
22%
38%
18
flagthe United States
18%
27%
17%
34%
440
flagRepublic of Ireland
27%
31%
9%
31%
22
flagSpain
36%
9%
18%
27%
11
flagPoland
33%
25%
14%
25%
3820
flagNorway
25%
33%
16%
25%
12
flagFrance
60%
0%
20%
20%
10
flagUU
50%
25%
12%
12%
16
flagthe Philippines
38%
53%
0%
7%
13

Gender

men32%
women21%
Calcutta
30%
35%
Bombay
21%
28%
Madras
14%
13%
Hyderabad
32%
21%

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