Former City Names You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
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What’s in a name? For cities, it’s a marker of identity: They are called after a person, concept, or even an unusual geographical feature, and the name of a city determines how its residents are referred to, from infamous “Berliners” to elegant “Muscovites.” But some cities weren’t always known by their present names. Let’s travel through time to discover what people from the past called these major metropolises, and how they got their current epithet.