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.

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Calcutta
Bombay
Madras
Hyderabad
answers
flagGreece
15%
7%
0%
76%
13
flagIndia
9%
13%
10%
66%
133
flagFinland
0%
25%
25%
50%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
15%
16%
45%
169
flagItaly
25%
5%
25%
45%
20
flagCanada
25%
22%
8%
44%
36
flagthe United Arab Emirates
5%
22%
27%
44%
18
flagGermany
25%
14%
16%
43%
67
flagAustralia
29%
19%
9%
41%
31
flagDenmark
16%
25%
16%
41%
12
flagBulgaria
38%
7%
15%
38%
13
flagthe Netherlands
15%
26%
21%
36%
19
flagthe United States
18%
27%
18%
33%
448
flagSpain
33%
8%
16%
33%
12
flagRepublic of Ireland
30%
26%
11%
30%
26
flagFrance
46%
0%
23%
30%
13
flagPoland
32%
25%
14%
26%
4342
flagNorway
25%
33%
16%
25%
12
flagUnknown
48%
23%
11%
16%
60
flagthe Philippines
38%
53%
0%
7%
13

Gender

men32%
women22%
Calcutta
30%
35%
Bombay
22%
28%
Madras
14%
13%
Hyderabad
33%
22%

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