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Austria has two names: Austria and the Republic of Austria. The article said that the country's official name would be the Republic of Austria. That would imply that the country's short name, Austria, would be an unofficial name or in other words, a nickname - which it isn't. As far as i understand, both names, Austria and the Republic of Austria, are official names.
The United Nations Statistics Division and the UN Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) are developing a multilingual names database. There they denote "the Republic of Austria" to be the country's formal name, as opposed to "Austria", which is called the country's short name. In order to prevent the impression that the country's short name "Austria" would be a mere nickname and based on UNGEGN's usage, i replace "officially" with "formal name:". --K1812 (talk) 18:32, 22 May 2019 (UTC)