User:Axver/List

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This page is mostly a reproduction of a former Wikipedia article on geographical placenames that are either interesting or unusual. However, it has been amended to suit my own purposes. The copy of the old article that I used as my basis is this one, specifically this revision. Please do not edit this page.

Note: Pitcairn Island locations almost always don't have Wikipedia articles. Source for the locations is this page.

Any other redlinked or unlinked locations in the A-Z section are presumed to exist, as Google searches appear to turn up varying degrees of informaton. Use caution. Redlinked and unlinked locations in the ? section have not been Googled and are unconfirmed. Do not use without confirmation. This list is up to date to #305.

Locations in A-Z that have translations from languages other than English are believed to be correct.

Exactly what is "interesting or unusual" is of course open to debate, but most of the names fall into recognisable categories:

Many place names that appear odd to English-speakers are from other languages. Often they are either meaningless or innocuous in their own tongue. The arguably best-known examples of this are the town of Condom, France, and the village of Fucking, Austria.

Because of problems associated with an unusual place name, some towns and cities have chosen to rename themselves.

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==A==

The village of Å in Norway

==B==

Road sign for Boring, Oregon

==C==

Cumming Street and Seaman Avenue in Manhattan New York City

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Old cargo handling office, Hell railway station, Norway

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Shag Point, New Zealand

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Road sign with Wedding inscribed on it (Berlin, Germany)

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Sign to Zzyzx Road, on Interstate 15, California

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  • Eastertime: Down the God, Pitcairn Island
  • 9 May: Maxwell Montes, Ishtar Terra, Venus

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Unconfirmed locations. Not for use.

The following require translation confirmation (and some require confirmation of their existence too):

The following require confirmation of their existence (any red links/unlinked locations in the A-Z section above have been confirmed and information can be found via Google):