I have never heard of Saint Pierre and Miquelon just spent some time googling this odd place. So I’m at least a little more knowledgeable thanks to ratebeer this evening. I’ve looked into cruises that are in this region before but this slipped my radar.
that begs the question: Why do we still call Czechia the Czech Republic?
After all, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic officially recommends that Czechia shall be the English translation of the country’s name whenever the official formal name is not necessary. And we don’t call Germany the Federal Republic of Germany either, or Switzerland the Swiss Confederation, or Russia the Russian Federation.
It’s worth pointing out that the country formerly known as Swaziland is capitalised incorrectly: it should be Eswatini (the English name), not eSwatini (the Swazi name). I can confirm that the country has registered their new name with the United Nations and ISO standards as Eswatini.
I did a quick check in my email box since I get tons of travel related news letters, offers, contests etc and all of them refer to it as Czech Republic with no mention as far as I can tell of Czechia. This thread is first I’m hearing of the term. I doubt it would cause me more than 2 minutes of confusion if I was searching and didn’t know though, seems logical enough that people would figure it out. As long they still produce Polotmavy I’ve no problem.
I have personally not seen Czech Republic refererred to as Czechia in the British media at all, apart from the articles expressing desire by the Czech government to be referred to as Czechia. Recent(ish) articles include