Showing posts with label capitals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label capitals. Show all posts

Monday, August 10, 2020

All About Kazakhstan's 2019 Capital Name Change

At PolGeoNow, our goal is to inform you whenever a country changes its name, capital, or flag. So even though we sometimes fall behind, we want to make sure you don't miss out completely on stories like this one from last year.

Map of Kazakhstan and the location of its capital city, Nur-Sultan (Nursultan), formerly Astana, as well as largest city Almaty
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Astana is Now Nur-Sultan

In March of last year, the Republic of Kazakhstan in central Asia announced that it was changing the name of its capital city. The day after President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his resignation, the incoming interim president declared that the city, Astana, would be renamed "Nur-Sultan" in honor of the previous president.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Map: Indonesia Makes Plans to Move Capital

Map: Indonesia says it's moving its capital from Jakarta to a new location in Borneo. Map shows old site, approximate new site, former capital on Yogyakarta, and Palangkaraya, which was considered for the location of the new capital but not chosen.

(Based on blank map by Wikipedia user Indon. License: CC BY-SA)

A PolGeoNow News Brief

Here at Political Geography Now, we prioritize reporting on things in the world that have actually changed. But sometimes news about future or possible changes, like Belize and Guatemala going to court over their border dispute, are interesting enough that we want to share them with you sooner. This article represents a new format where we'll be publishing short, to-the-point summaries of those kinds of geography news stories. As always, we encourage you to tell us what you think by leaving a comment on our Twitter or Facebook!