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Czech Republic's Leaders Agree On New Name

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Looks like it is time to throw out your world maps and buy new ones again. According to Sky News the new official short-form English name of the Czech Republic is Czechia.

The Czech Republic has finally picked a short form English name for the country - Czechia. Politicians say the name will make it easier for companies, sportsmen and others to label products and clothing. The debate has raged since the republic split with partner Slovakia in 1993, spelling the end of Czechoslovakia. But on Thursday, the president, prime minister, heads of parliament, foreign and defence ministers agreed on Czechia.

The country is often called 'Cesko' in the Czech Republic. Once it is approved officially at a cabinet meeting the foreign ministry can lodge it with the UN. Up until now, many people wanting to promote the country have written "Czech" across sports jerseys or product, but critics of that point out the word is an adjective so cannot be used as a one-word proper noun. The new name needed to be inclusive because, while the largest part of the country is known as Bohemia - or Cechy in Czech - any new name needed to take in the historic regions of Moravia and Silesia.

God dammit I am going to get a new world map.
 

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Looks like it is time to throw out your world maps and buy new ones again. According to Sky News the new official short-form English name of the Czech Republic is Czechia.



God dammit I am going to get a new world map.

I used to go there several times a year, and it was a debate when they split as to the name, Czechia, Czech-Moravia, Bohemia, all were touted before Czech Republic got it.
 

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I used to go there several times a year, and it was a debate when they split as to the name, Czechia, Czech-Moravia, Bohemia, all were touted before Czech Republic got it.

Well that it is still their long-form name. They also seem to be the only only country that has their top Google search result, look like they are going to have to change it now.
 
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