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Czechia isn't the official name of the Czech Republic  XML
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techy



Joined: 17/04/2014 21:00:10
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For some reason, geonames.org reports the Czech Republic as Czechia. This definitely isn't the official English name and is rather a slang name for the Czech Republic. Please see this wikipedia article

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_of_the_Czech_Republic

The correct name is Czech Republic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic

Or just look anywhere else.
angrau



Joined: 19/07/2014 14:28:57
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We have users from Czech Republic telling to correct it immediately. It is really an issue, we are even considering changing the service because of this. It would be a pity because geoname is really fantastic.
marc



Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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The alternate name Czechia has been flagged as 'colloquial'. This will hopefully solve the problems reported.

Marc

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Vaclavjoseph



Joined: 21/02/2016 14:48:19
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To oversee and determine Czech geographical names, main regulatory body is the Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre (Český úřad zeměměřický a katastrální) according the law 200/1994 Sb. The Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre published an English guide entitled Toponymic Guidelines of the Czech Republic, compiled in accordance with Resolutions No.4 of the 4th Conference, No.14 of the 5th conference and No.7 of the 6th Conference of the United Nations on standardization of geographical names. It is intended for foreign editors of maps and other works dealing with Czech toponyms. It is similar in form and content to the toponymic guidelines of other countries.

The geographical name of the Czech Republic "Česko" in Czech and foreign language versions (Czechia in English, Tschechien in German, Tchéquie in French, etc. - see the list of translations in "Linguistics" below) has been codified there and also in the publication "The United Nations Geographical Nomenclature Lists - The Names of States and their territorial parts“ (1993). more information under www.goczechia.com
marc



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I have again marked Czechia as short name.

Marc

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