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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Bombay
Madras
Hyderabad
answers
flagGreece
13%
6%
6%
73%
15
flagIndia
10%
12%
10%
66%
146
flagFinland
0%
23%
23%
53%
13
flagMalaysia
14%
14%
14%
50%
14
flagItaly
23%
4%
23%
47%
21
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
15%
17%
45%
191
flagthe United Arab Emirates
5%
22%
27%
44%
18
flagCanada
27%
21%
8%
43%
37
flagGermany
27%
16%
13%
41%
79
flagAustralia
29%
19%
9%
41%
31
flagthe Netherlands
24%
24%
16%
36%
25
flagthe United States
19%
26%
18%
33%
453
flagSpain
30%
7%
23%
30%
13
flagSweden
30%
23%
15%
30%
13
flagFrance
42%
7%
21%
28%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
34%
24%
13%
27%
29
flagNorway
20%
40%
13%
26%
15
flagPoland
33%
26%
14%
25%
5308
flagUnknown
35%
37%
10%
15%
264
flagthe Philippines
38%
53%
0%
7%
13

Gender

men28%
women22%
Calcutta
32%
36%
Bombay
24%
28%
Madras
13%
13%
Hyderabad
29%
22%

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