This is a redirect from a title that is another name, a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym that has a significant historic past as a region, state, principate's holding, city, city-state or such, but which region has been subsumed into a modern era municipality, district or state, or otherwise experienced a name change.

It leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing. However, do not replace these redirected links with a piped link unless the page is updated for another reason.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Redirect and the Category:Redirects from historic names under Category:Redirects from alternative names.

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  • Use this Redirect category (RCAT) template for redirects that are considered "historic" names for the target article. Use {{R to historic name}} for redirects that target an article that is titled with a historic name. Do not use {{R from historic name}} on redirects that are nonhistoric former names or former working titles of the target article. If the name is not considered historic, then use {{R from former name}}.
Example: Calcutta → Kolkata; the historic capital of West Bengal in India was Calcutta.
  • Apply this Rcat in the following manner:
#REDIRECT [[(Target page name)]] {{R from historic name}}
This is in accord with the instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.


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