Wikipedia:Unusual place names

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A very long railway station sign for a very long name.
A Bay State fire department's patch, with the longest place name in the United States.

This page is for Wikipedians to list articles about places with unusual names.

Warning: Contains jokes.

Numeric names[edit]

Short and medium-length names[edit]

Long place names are in the next section.


1770                                         Australian village, unusual in that very few other places in the world have digits (as opposed to spelled out numbers) in their names.
6.44, Michigan An abandoned railroad stop in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, not too far from Alone, Friend, Mesick, and Tin Can Corner
Eighty Four, Pennsylvania The town that gave birth to the 84 Lumber Company
Accident A town in Maryland with an unfortunate name.
Alabama, New York A township and small community in Genesee County, New York. New York has a number of places named after other states or countries.
Alemania An almost ghost village in the province of Salta, in the northwest of Argentina.
Alert, North Carolina A small community in Franklin County, North Carolina, pronounced 'AY-LURT'.
Alert, Nunavut A weather station settlement in Nunavut, Canada - it's the northernmost permanently inhabited place on Earth!
Alì Small village in Sicily, Italy.
Almond A township and village in Allegany County, New York. You'll go nuts over it.
Alone, Michigan A small town in the middle of nowhere, in the same county as "Friend"
Amadora City near Lisbon, Portugal meaning Amateur.
Am Dafok A town in Central African Republic.
American Cove Wouldn't be so strange if it wasn't located in Canada, eh?
Amerika A district of a small German town.
Amerika A small town in the Netherlands with the same name.
Anais Small village in northern Portugal meaning Annals.
Anus Small village in central France.
Antwerp I don't think we need to be calling anyone's ants, let alone Belgians' "formicidae", twerps - it was the intended target of 1944's Battle of the Bulge.
Apocalypse Peaks A group of peaks in Antarctica.
Arab A city in Marshall County, Alabama, pronounced 'AY-RABB', just as in a popular 1962 American novelty song...
Arcade, Italy A town in Veneto, Italy.
Arcade, New York A village in Wyoming County, New York.
Archery An unincorporated community in the southwest area of the Peach State, it's where both a 1970s U.S. President lived as a boy throughout the 1930s, and had the church-based "Sublime Order of Archery" as the source for its name.
Arse A remote district on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
Arsoli An Italian town.
Asbestos The hospital in this Quebec town must see a lot of cases of lung cancer.
Assawoman An unincorporated community in Accomack County, located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Assizes Harbour A town in Newfoundland with the only harbor on earth that cares about the size of your ass.
Athol A town in Massachusetts, USA. Has a road to Belchertown, MA nicknamed the "Alimentary Canal".
Atlantic City, Wyoming Presumably named after the New Jersey resort city of the same name. Whereas NJ's city name makes perfect sense, the nearest Atlantic shore to this town is 1,680 miles away.
Atlantis A city in Palm Beach County, Florida. It is also the name of a town in South Africa, part of the City of Cape Town municipality.
Avenue Road Is this thoroughfare in Toronto an avenue or is it a road?
Å Located in Moskenes, Norway, it's the largest of the several places called Å.
Bachelor's Cove A hamlet in Newfoundland.
Bacon Level A small community in Randolph County, Alabama - despite its "orthogonal frying"-sounding name, it was a thriving ceramics manufacturing area in the 19th century.
Bagdad A small town in Arizona.
Balls Drive A road in Bracebridge, Ontario.
Bald Knob There are many places with the names Bald Knob including Bald Knob, Bald Knob, Queensland, Bald Knob, West Virginia, and one of nearly 150 mountain peaks in the United Sates.
Bam A sizable southeastern Iranian city that shares its name with three small Iranian villages, it was hit in 2003 with a very tragic earthquake.
Banana Settlement on Kiritimati Island, Kiribati (see "Christmas Island" below). There's also one in Queensland.
Bangkok Obviously, the Thai don't understand the connotations this name may have in English...its official name is said to be the world's longest...!
Bangor As the state of Maine's third-largest city, in 2015 local residents there reminded all of us that it's important to remember how to pronounce its name properly[1]...
Barbecue An unincorporated community in Harnett County, North Carolina. Considering barbecues are a big thing in North Carolina, there'd better be some good smokehouses nearby or I'm going to be very disappointed.
Båstad A town in Scania, Sweden.
Bastardo A village in Umbria, Italy.
Bastardstown In County Wexford, Ireland.
Bat Cave A small community in Henderson County, North Carolina which is not home to Batman or the Boy Wonder — curiously, Transylvania County is just west of it!
Bat Yam A city on Israel's Mediterranean Coast.
Batman A city in Turkey whose former mayor threatened to sue Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. for their use of its name in the films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight (film)...perhaps he should have sued Messrs. Finger and Kane, instead? Also see other places called Batman: in Melbourne (Batman railway station, Batman's Hill, Division of Batman) and in Tasmania (Batman Highway/Bridge).
Bath A city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths.
Bathmen A village in Netherlands famous for having badly bathed men. nl:Bathmen
Beaverlick A town in Kentucky, USA.
Bee According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way this village in Piedmont, Italy should be able to fly..
Beer A village in Devon, England.
Beetown A town in Grant County, Wisconsin.
Beeville A city in Texas and county seat of Bee County.
Belchertown A town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. BURP! (excuse me...)
Bell End A village in Worcestershire, England. Bell end is British slang for the head of the penis.
Berry Head A settlement in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and a point near Brixham, United Kingdom.
Big Beaver A town in Saskatchewan, Canada and another in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, both sharing some big beavers.
Big Bone Lick A state park in Kentucky.
Big Butt Mountain Name of several mountains in North Carolina. A corruption of the word butte.
Bird-in-Hand A town in Pennsylvania, USA - forget all about the "two-in-the-bush" here (even though that saying is said to have "originated" here), as this town could get one awful dirty.
Bissex Threesomes for all!!!
Bitch Mountain A mountain located in Essex County, New York within Adirondack Park.
Bitche A town in France.
Bitchfield A village in Lincolnshire, England.
Bitter End A town in Tennessee, USA.
Black Duck Newfoundland sure loves Black Ducks, including here, here, here, here, and here.
Blechhammer This twin-location (North and South) site for Axis Powers motor fuel refining which used slave labor, named "sheetmetal hammer" in German and Blachownia Śląska in Polish, nearly five kilometers east of the southwestern Polish town of Kędzierzyn-Koźle today, got hit nearly two dozen times between June and December 1944 by Allied strategic bombing.
Blind Bay, British Columbia A Small Town Near Salmon Arm.
Blow Me Down A small Provincial Park on the west side of Newfoundland, directly exposed to powerful winds on Canada's wide-open Gulf of St. Lawrence which are strong enough to affect the ability of trees near the shore to grow. Sadly, has nothing to do with Popeye.
Blue Ball A village in County Offaly, Ireland. "Blue balls" is a slang term for a condition affecting the testicles. There's also a community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (USA) with that name; its derivation comes from a tavern sign.
Bodie A ghost town and state historic park in Mono County, California, pronounced 'BOH-DEE', and named for prospector W. S. Bodey. It is also the name of a ghost town in Okanogan County, Washington. There is also a Bodie Island in Dare County, North Carolina.
Bong County A county in Liberia, named for its Mount Bong. It's probably an ideal place if you want to smoke some good ol' cannabis (YUCK) with your friends.
Boning Island It's part of the West Batarang Baratang Group.
Boogertown, North Carolina An unincorporated community in Gaston County, North Carolina, in the United States[2] - here's hoping that hay fever is rare there.
Boring, Maryland Named for a former postmaster David Boring, whose profession suited the family name.
Boring, Oregon Twinned with Dull, Scotland.
Boring, Tennessee Well-named: as of December 2018, the length of its Wikipedia entry is 1,528 characters (compared to 112,568 on this page).
Boquete A small town in Panama. Boquete means blowjob in Portuguese.
Bowna A community in the Riverina, New South Wales, Australia. Sounds like "boner", a slang term for an erection, when said in a non-rhotic accent.
Box A large village, civil parish and very early railroad tunnel in Wiltshire, England.
Bra A place in Italy
Braggadocio A community in the Bootheel of Missouri, in the state's southeastern corner, Braggadocio is about 40 miles from New Madrid and some epicenters of the 1811–12 New Madrid earthquakes.
Brainerd A city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. Some nerds must have come up with this name.
Braintree I wonder if someone grew brain trees there, because the Braintrees will blind the weary driver — New England has two of these (one in Massachusetts (with its very own "highway split") and one in Vermont) with a "new" one in one of those states.
Brest City in Brittany, France. The other one is in Belarus.
Bridgerule Someone rules the bridge there - and it's not in Norway.
Brilliant A town in Marion County, Alabama.
Brokenwind I always blame it on the dog.
Brown Deer A small suburb of Milwaukee.
Brown Willy A hill in Cornwall that gave its name to the Brown Willy effect.
Bucksnort A town in Tennessee, United States.
Bucksport A coastal town in Maine, said to have a fictional neighboring town, where a famous American vampire once dwelled in fiction.
Buda This small (population 538 in 2010) town in Illinois is named for one of the two medieval constituents of Hungary's capital, and was once where the engines for the American version of the Renault FT tank were built a century ago.
Buggerru A town on the island of Sardinia, Italy.
Bugyi A village in Hungary. Translates to female underwear.
Bulgarograsso A commune in the Province of Como, Lombardy, Italy. Its name translates to "fat Bulgarian."
Bulls Small New Zealand town near Palmerston North. It has a sister-city relationship with Cowes, England.
Bumpass An unincorporated community located primarily in Louisa County, Virginia, United States, but covering a small portion of both Spotsylvania and Hanover Counties as well.
Bunyan's Cove I guess Paul Bunyan actually lives in Newfoundland.
Burnt Corn A small community on the border of Conecuh and Monroe counties in Alabama. Don't eat the corn there.
Burntout A small community in Franklin County, Alabama. It's also been spelled as 'Burnout'.
Butte of Lewis The most northerly point of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
Butt Hole Road The former name of a road in Conisbrough, Doncaster, England. It was changed to Archers Way in 2009.
Butthole Lane The name of a small road in Shepshed, Leicestershire, the bottom end of the lane is residential and the top of the lane is the home of Shepshed Dynamo FC.
Butternuts A township in Otsego County, New York.
Buttzville An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Warren County, New Jersey.
Brony A small village in Gmina Krzyżanów.
Cadbury Where chocolate is made - but only if one does not wish to anger the people in the Keystone State's "community of chocolate"!.
Calcium For strong bones in the "Empire State", one might want to go here.
Caleb Pusey House A house built in 1683 located in Upland, Pennsylvania.
Cama Porca Village in Portugal, near Alhandra, meaning Dirty Bed.
Cape Disappointment A headland located at the extreme southwestern corner of Washington State.
Carne Assada A village in Portugal meaning Roast Meat.
Cărpeniş River A tributary of the Ialomicioara River in Romania.
Castrillo Matajudíos A village in Spain, whose name means "slayer of Jews" or "kill Jews". The villagers recently voted to change the name to Motajudíos (Jews' Hill), which had been the name before the Spanish Inquisition came around.
Catbrain A village in South Gloucestershire, England. Everyone in there has a cat brain! Should be twinned with Katzenhirn (German for "cat brain"), a town in Germany just over five kilometers east of Mindelheim.
Catskill A township and village in Greene County, New York which is usually cat friendly, and also just within the eastern edge of the similarly-named mountainous area of New York State.
Cemiterio Village in northern Portugal, meaning Cemetery.
California While this might not strike you as "weird", it was named after a fictional location in a Spanish adventure novel, which was inhabited only by black women and ruled by Queen Calafia.
Cheshire A county in northwestern England. There is also a town called Cheshire in New Haven County, Connecticut as well as a small community called Cheshire in Ontario County, New York. Sorry, no Cheshire Cat, but blink and you may miss it.
Chevy Chase A township and census-designated place in Montgomery County, Maryland near Washington, D.C., originally called "Cheivy Chace". One source mentions that actor Chevy Chase was nicknamed after this town, but both actually have associations from a historic English ballad called The Ballad of Chevy Chase.
Chibougamau Pronounced "chih-boog-ah-moo", this Québec town of some 7,500 population gets its name from the Cree First Nation, and means "gathering place".
Chicoutimi Today the central borough of Saguenay, Québec, this town's name comes from the phrase "the end of the deep water" in the Innu First Nation language of the area.
Chili A township in Monroe County, New York, pronounced 'CHY-LYE'. There is also a place called Chili in New Mexico.
China A town in Japan that is not in China.
Chocowinity A town in Beaufort County, North Carolina. The name is apparently derived from the Tuscaroran word chackauene, which means "otter".
Christmas Pie A hamlet in Surrey, England. At least it's better than fruitcake.
Christmas Island An island near Java. Possibly Santa Claus' holiday resort — if St. Nick doesn't consider another island, nearly "dead-center" in the Pacific, that's spelled differently, but pronounced just about the same.
Chinatown Small town in Wisconsin that is not a Chinatown.
Circle A small town in Alaska originally believed to lie on the Arctic Circle, though it is actually about 50 miles (80 km) away.
Port Circumcision A cove in Petermann Island in the Wilhelm Archipelago, in Graham Land, Antarctica. Named after the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ.
Climax A small town in Georgia (U.S. state). Also a village and township in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA, a Canadian village Climax, Saskatchewan (population 195, with two former NHL figures as past residents) an unincorporated mining village, Climax, Colorado, and an unincorporated community, Climax, North Carolina on the border of Guilford County and Randolph County, North Carolina, USA. Climax is a hamlet in the town of Coxsackie, Greene County, New York, United States. The zipcode is 12042.
Clitheroe A town in Lancashire, England.
Clo-oose It's actually farther than you think (unless you live in British Columbia).
Cock Hill A village in Ireland.
Cockburn A town on the border of New South Wales and South Australia.
Cockburn A suburb and local council in Perth, Western Australia (named after British Admiral George Cockburn, famous for burning of Washington DC, including the White House, in 1814).
Cockburn Drive A street in Austin, Texas.
Cockburn Island An island in Ontario.
Cockburn Town The capital city of the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British territory.
Cockburnspath A village in Scotland.
Cockermouth A village in Cumbria. There is also a stream named Cockermouth River in New Hampshire.
Cocking A small town in the Chichester District of West Sussex, England.
Cocks A village in Cornwall.
Cockup A village in Cumbria, England.
Cockwood A village in Devon.
Coffee, Georgia An unincorporated community in Bacon County, Georgia, west of Coffee County. The people here probably like bacon with their coffee.
Coffin Top A mountain on South Georgia. This is where all the dead Georgians are put.
Come By Chance To their surprise, two farmers in NSW were able to purchase a farm in this locality, so they named it Come By Chance. There is also a Come By Chance in the region named Atlantic Canada, which literally "lived up to its name" for two workers there in 2018.
Condom French lovers play it safe in this town - it still has its own cathedral, and even had its own religious diocese from 1317 to 1801.
Conetoe A town in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, pronounced 'KUH-NEE-TOE'.
Conquest A village in Saskatchewan, Canada. There is also a township and hamlet called Conquest in Cayuga County, New York.
Cool Residents of this California town are too cool for school — they only have one in their town.
Corps-Nuds A commune in Brittany meaning "naked body".
Coupon An unincorporated community in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. Could the community be on sale at your local supermarket?
Cow Head A town in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Coxcomb Mountains A mountain range in Joshua Tree National Park.
Coxsackie A township and village in Greene County, New York. It's actually pronounced 'COHKS-SAH-KEE'.
Crab Hill The place in Barbados where all the crabby people go and collect crabs.
Crackenback That's gotta hurt!
Crackpot An unusual case of a place name with two double meanings.
Crapo An unincorporated community in Maryland.
Crapstone Village in Devon, United Kingdom.
Crow Wing County A county in Minnesota. It's named after the Crow Wing River (a tributary of the Mississippi River), which in turn is named after an island at the river mouth which is shaped like a crow's wing.
Crumps Butts Road name in Bicester, United Kingdom.
Cut Off Small town in Louisiana. It was cut off from the rest of Louisiana.
Cut And Shoot A town in Texas northeast of Conroe, Texas, on Texas Route 105, whose name seems to be instructions on building and handling a sawed-off shotgun.
Dab A small town in Pakistan. If you still dab, I suggest you stop doing it. It's just not a trend anymore.
Dare County "I triple-dog-dare you!" This county in North Carolina was actually named after Virginia Dare, who was the first English child born in the New World - she missed being THE first European child born in the Americas by half-a-millennium!
Decearing Egg, Japan A small village in the Kagoshima Prefecture with a permanent population of 552. This was the proposed site for a third nuclear strike by the United States of America during World War II. The strike was aborted due to an abundance of dodos in the region, which was later identified as a chicken farm after the Japanese surrender. Then again, it could have something to do with the sorts of challenges in online computer translations between Nihongo and English...[3]
Dead Dog Beach A rather depressing beach in Puerto Rico.
Dead Road A rural road near Bunn, North Carolina which most certainly has no cemeteries located along it.
Dead Women Crossing A small bridge in Custer County, Oklahoma. Where a woman was murdered, said to be haunted by her ghost.
Deadhorse Northern terminus of the Dalton Highway in Alaska, not to be confused with Whitehorse, Yukon.
Deadwood A historic Old West town in Lawrence County, South Dakota most famously known for the murder of folk hero Wild Bill Hickok in 1876 while playing poker as well as the being the final resting place for him and Calamity Jane. Deadwood was named after dead trees found within the area, and most certainly has nothing to do with impotence. It is the only place in South Dakota where commercial casino gaming is legal - and was the setting of a sci-fi "story-within-a-story" when it was depicted as having a Klingon sheriff, tasked with stopping a troublesome android.
Deixa o Resto Village in Portugal, meaning Leave the Rest.
Desire A town in Pennsylvania, USA.
Devil Town A ghost town in Ohio, USA. Probably a ghost town for a good reason.
Devil's Bit A big hill in County Tipperary, Ireland.
Devil's Courthouse A mountain located in Transylvania County, North Carolina where the devil presides over life and death cases (not really).
Devils Elbow An unincorporated community in Pulaski County, Missouri.
Devilsmother A bigger hill in County Galway, Ireland. It could also mean smothering the devil.
Dickheads A bar in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Dick Peaks A group of big white bulges in Antarctica.
Dicks Butte A mountain in California.
Dick's Knob A mountain in Georgia.
Dickshooter Both a creek and a town in gun-totin' Idaho. Don't anger any of the locals if you wish to remain in the gene pool.
Dicktown A town in New Jersey. America.
Dildo This town in Newfoundland has a mascot named "Captain Dildo" (contrast with Flin Flon); the etymology for this name is unclear. One theory is that it originally referred to a phallus-shaped peg used to lock an oar in position on a dory (small boat).
Dinosaur A Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States.
Disappointment Islands A small group of Pacific islands in French Polynesia. A recent report said that tourists who visited the islands were disappointed.
DISH A small town in Texas that changed its name to receive free digital video recorders and satellite television for ten years.
Disko It seems that this island in Greenland is still stuck in the 1970s.
Dinga A city in Punjab province of Pakistan.
Ding Dong A town in Texas famous for its unusual name after painter Cohn Cohen Hoover was hired to paint two bells, with one saying "Ding", and the other bell saying "Dong". This town is also located in a very "resonant"-sounding area of its U.S. state.
Dingle A town in County Kerry, Ireland, it is the only town on the Dingle Peninsula.
Dog Village A hamlet in Devon, United Kingdom near Broadclyst. Twinned with Caterham.
Dolphin's Barn An Irish barn for land dolphins, but not the British variety from Sir Thomas' "flying zoo", as those require hangars instead.
Doodstil A hamlet in Groningen, Netherlands, that translates to "dead silent".
Downhill Town in the United Kingdom.¨
Drama, Greece A city in Greece. To its credit, the views of the mountain from this city are pretty dramatic.
DuBois A city in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, named for lumber magnate John DuBois.
Duck The Tarheel State's newest Outer Banks seaside town (incorporated in 2002), it spawned the name of a growing doughnut shop chain.
Due West People in this "central-western" Palmetto State community have been heard to say, 'Go west!'
Dull It is as well. Tediously grouped with Boring, Oregon and Bland Shire, New South Wales to form a Dull, Boring and Bland "League of Extraordinary Communities".
Dum Dum A northeastern neighborhood of Kolkata, it has a boys' high school there, and used to have an arsenal that made now-illegal bullets.
Dunedoo A town New South Wales, Australia

Pronounced Dunny-doo, "dunny" being an Australian slang for toilet.

Earth A town in Texas, United States.
Eastern Tickle Maybe the eastern part of Fogo Island is ticklish?
Eek A town and a river in Alaska, United States. One would likely be shouting "Eek!" themselves, if they ever took a polar bear plunge in the Bering Sea there...
Egg No, they do not make eggs in this Austrian town.
Egypt, New York A small community in Monroe County, New York.
Egypt, Pennsylvania An unincorporated community in Pennsylvania, United States.
Eighty Four A town in southwestern Pennsylvania.
El Pito A small coastal town about 1.5 km southeast of Cudillero in Asturias, Spain, meaning The Dick.
Elsa A Small Town In Central Yukon,Canada, Next To Keno City.
Elvis Lives Lane A small street in Ottawa, Ontario that bore the name from 1991 to 2012. Was this a hint from the King that he is still alive?
Embarrass A small municipality and township in Minnesota. The unofficial record low temperature in Minnesota was taken here, and is −64 °F (−53 °C), which was reached in February 1996. Unofficial because although verified, it was not taken by the National Weather Service. There is also an Embarrass, Wisconsin.
Emo A village in County Laois, Ireland. Also Emo in Ontario, Canada.
Erect A small community in Randolph County, North Carolina.
Erode City in Tamil Nadu, India with a population of 521,776. The name might have its origin in the Tamil phrase Eru Odai meaning two streams based on the presence of two water courses, Perumpallam and Kalingarayan Canal.
Eromanga A small town in Queensland, Australia. The name may come from an Aboriginal word that means "hot gale plain" or "windy plain", though the language and dialect is unknown.[4][5]
Eureka "Eureka! I'm rich!", its residents were known to say — it was founded four months before its state joined the Union.
Executive Committee Range A mountain range in Antarctica.
Eye A town in Suffolk, England. There are also places with this name in Herefordshire and Cambridgeshire.
Faggot Hill A hill in Boylston, Massachusetts, United States.
Fail A village in Portugal.
Fair Play or Fairplay The name for places located in California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin.
Fakaofo A populated island in Tokelau.
Faroe Islands Once thought to be a summer retreat for the Egyptian Pharaohs, it turned out that ancestors of the Vikings may have been the first to visit there.
Feltwell A village in Norfolk, England.
Fingringhoe A village in Essex, England.
Fifty-Six A city in northern Arkansas.
Fishkill A town along the Hudson River. "Kill" translates to "stream" from Dutch.
Flesh Hovel Lane A road in Barrow Upon Soar, Leicestershire, England. Its name originates from the time of the Quorn Hunt, where horses that were no longer fit for purpose where taken to slaughter at the abattoir situated on Flesh Hovel Lane.
Flin Flon A city located on the border of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada. It is named after fictional character Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin from an adventure novel called The Sunless City by J. E. Preston Muddock. They are also known for having a very-"explosive-sounding" junior ice hockey team.
Florence, South Carolina A town in the path of Hurricane Florence.
Flushing The name historically came from a town in the southwestern Netherlands. Also a village in Cornwall and a town in Michigan.
Foot of Ten, Pennsylvania A census-designated place 5 miles from Puzzletown, Pennsylvania.
Football Mountain A mountain in Antarctica.
Frankenstein Neither Victor nor Herman ever lived or worked's named after Gottfried Franken, who donated land for the construction of a church in 1890.
Frenchbeer A small Hamlet in Devon, United Kingdom. The town bartender must make a lot of trips through the Chunnel to get beer on tap.
Friend A small town in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, in the same county as "Alone"
Friendship A town in Knox County, Maine. Okay, who's been making lots of friends there?
Frog Eye A small community in Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
Fucking A town in Austria whose signs keep disappearing, and which had a pilsner beer partly inspired by its name. The name is pronounced to rhyme with "looking".
Funny River A town in Alaska.
Fuquay-Varina A town in Wake County, North Carolina. They were originally separate towns (Fuquay Springs and Varina) before the two places merged in 1963.
Future City, Illinois An unincorporated community in Illinois.
Future City, Kentucky Another "future city" that isn't actually a future city.
Fuxing District, Taoyuan The biggest district by area in Taoyuan City, Taiwan.


Ganja A city in Azerbaijan.
Gay, Georgia This little town in Georgia, USA could put itself out of business, because in Georgia, it's legal to fire employees based on sexual orientation.
Gay, Michigan A small community in Michigan, USA located in the Upper Peninsula. The town has a tavern called The Gay Bar.
Gays Row A street in Suffolk, Virginia.
Gene Autry, Oklahoma A town in south-central Oklahoma that named itself after Gene Autry.
George A town in central Washington. The streets are named after varieties of cherries.
Good Grief It has a population of three with two dogs and one old grouch - and a bit too cold for Peanuts to grow.
Good Intent A town in New Jersey, USA.
Goodenough Island The most mediocre island in the world.
Gogogogo Get out the car, get out the car, let it roll, let it roll, let it roll, let it roll...
Gore No, they don't play murder mysteries or practice the Running of the Bulls in this New Zealand town.
Gore Mountain There's nothing horrifying about this mountain peak. It's actually a popular ski resort within Adirondack Park as well as being the highest point in Warren County, New York. In this case, the mountain is named after an unsurveyed tract of land called a "gore".
Gotham Wayne Manor is a few miles to the north of this Nottinghamshire village.
Grand-Mère A town in Quebec, Canada whose name means "Grandmother".
Grave Yard A place in Barbados populated by zombies, mummies, the walking dead, and Michael Jackson.
Great Kills A New York City neighborhood. I've heard some parts of New York can be violent...
Great Snoring A village in Norfolk. Also see Little Snoring.
Greece, New York A township in Monroe County, New York just outside of Rochester.
Gropecunt Lane An old name for various streets in London where prostitutes did their business.
Gun Barrel City, Texas (Cowboy voice) This here's a city in Henderson County, Texas. Only in Texas, pard'ner.
Ha! Ha! River Also a fleuve drôle, as it's a "funny river" in Quebec.
Hackensack Watch out for lovers who do this. New Yorkers still do not get this joke. A small town in Oregon that, in December, 1999, changed its name for a year to receive $100,000, computers for its public schools, and other financial considerations from its corporate namesake at the height of the bubble.
Halfmoon A township and small community in Saratoga County, New York.
Hammerfest A town in Norway. Hosting a hip-hop festival here would make MC Hammer proud.
Happy Adventure A village in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Haseley Knob, Warwickshire Something to do with Nutella.
Hazard The county seat of Perry County, Kentucky.
Hazardville A section of the town of Enfield in Hartford County in Connecticut. It must be known for its hazards all over the place...
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump A UNESCO-recognized Canadian National Historic Site in the Albertan foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Heckmondwike Small town in West Yorkshire. This name is funny in this area of England as Heck is a synonym for Hell.
Hell, Michigan Only 294 miles (473 km) from Paradise.
Hell, Norway A village in Norway that hosts the annual "Blues in Hell". music festival.
Hell for Certain An unincorporated community in Kentucky, United States.
Hell Gate Area of water near Wards Island and Queens, New York, that's got a "spouting Devil" for a neighbor nearly 6.4 miles (10.4 kilometers) due north of it.
Hell's Kitchen A neighborhood in New York City, New York.
Hells Halfacre A small community in Harrison County, Kentucky. There was also a place in Alabama called Hell's Half Acre, but has since changed its name to Half Acre. Hell's Half Acre are also names for a canyon in Arizona, a talus in Arkansas, a lava field in Idaho and an escarpment in Wyoming.
Hevonkakki An island in Finland that means "horse shit."
High Point A city primarily in Guilford County, North Carolina. The small community of Horneytown is right next door.
Hindu Most of the inhabitants of this town are Christian or irreligious.
Hitler Men's Wear Shop A shop in India that was a British colony during World War II against Hitler. The owner wanted attention and did not understand the political connotation when he chose the name. It was changed in 2012.
Ho A town in Ghana known for its gardening equipment.
Ho-Ho-Kus What is this, Santa Claus getting something stuck in his throat?
Hog's Back Bridge A small bridge in Ottawa, Canada.
Hole of Horcum A big hole in North Yorkshire, England.
Hongerige Wolf A village in Groningen, Netherlands that translates to "hungry wolf."
Hooker A town in Oklahoma, USA that is not named for a Union major general from the 1860s, and at only 2,000 in population, it's probably too small for a prostitution business.
Hookerton A town in Greene County, North Carolina.
Hoosac Tunnel A New England railroad tunnel that goes all the way from North Adams, MA to Florida, despite its length.
Hop Bottom A borough in Pennsylvania, USA.
Horneytown An unincorporated community in North Carolina, USA. Unfortunately for the locals, Hookerton is over 140 miles (230 km) away.
Horní Police A town in Czech Republic that has a very, um, energetic police force.
Horseheads A township and village located in Chemung County, New York.
Hospital A village without a hospital in County Limerick, Ireland.
Hot Coffee, Mississippi Number of coffee shops in Hot Coffee: zero.
House A village in New Mexico, in which yes, there is at least one house. There's also a House in North Carolina.
Howlong A town in New South Wales, Australia. Indeed, it's very long!
Humptulips A town with a Native American name in Washington, United States.
Humpty Doo A town 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
Huron, Ohio The name itself isn't so unusual, but the city is on the beach of Lake Erie in Erie County in Ohio, making it unusually confusing.
Hurricane A small community in Herkimer County, New York, that could have been "well-drenched" by the 2011 tropical cyclone named Irene.
Idiotville A ghost town in Oregon.
Idiot Creek A river in Oregon.
Inchmore Yes please.
Inexpressible Island An island off the southern tip (?!?) of Antarctica that simply cannot be described by words.
Innaloo A suburb of Perth, Western Australia.
Intercourse An Amish town in Pennsylvania, United States. There is also a small community called Intercourse in Alabama.
Ios The island in Greece where Homer died, is named like an operating system.
Ireland's Eye A place in Ireland.
Ireland A hamlet in Bedfordshire, England, green with envy for an island almost 400 km (245 miles) away in the North Atlantic, where Wicklow Head is.
Iron Knob A place in South Australia, Australia. It's believed they carry objects with more than just their two arms.
Italy, New York A township and hamlet in Yates County, New York.
Jackass Mountain Named – probably – for a muletrain that fell off the edge into an adjacent canyon.
Jackpot An unincorporated community in Nevada, United States. It is quite far from Sin City, but don't fret, there are a handful of casinos here to suit your gambling needs.
Jam A city that produces petroleum products in southern Iran.
Jamaica Neighborhood in Queens (New York City), New York, known for its major railroad hub station on the Long Island Rail Road.
Java A township and small community in Wyoming County, New York. Coffee, anyone?
Jim Thorpe A borough in Pennsylvania bearing the name of Jim Thorpe.
Jiz A village in the Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran.
Joe Batt's Arm A town in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Jupiter A town in Florida, United States with some film and television history.
Kanakanak A palindromic-sounding settlement established near Dillingham, Alaska, following the 1918 flu pandemic and part of present-day Dillingham. The name derives from the practice of counting noses at the orphanage. On top of that, Kanake is coincidentally a German slur towards immigrants.
Kansas, Oklahoma OklaDOT uses this town, nearly in Arkansas but close enough to the State of Kansas as to be confusing, as a control city. More amusingly (or maybe worse yet), US 59 crosses both the state and the town. Even more amusingly, the town is located in Delaware County.
Kanye A town in Botswana in the southern District. Namesake of Rapper Kanye West.
Keisterville A town in Pennsylvania, United States. Keister was once a common U.S. slang term for the buttocks.
Kfar Pines A town in Northern Israel. The second word is pronounced similar to "penis."
Kicking Horse River A river in British Columbia.
Kiester A town in Minnesota, United States, which was once featured in a commercial for the hemorrhoid medicine Preparation H.
Kill A village in County Kildare, Ireland.
Kill Van Kull This strait separates New York State's southernmost island from Newark, New Jersey.
Kilbride A neighbourhood of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada where marriages "end horribly."
Killingly This town in Windham County, Connecticut surprisingly has a very low violent crime rate.
Kilnaboy A village, townland and civil parish in County Clare, Ireland.
Kilkenny "Oh my God! They killed Kenny!"
Killmacow A small village in County Kilkenny, Ireland - curiously, dairy farming seems to be nearly absent there.
Kilmore This rather violent-sounding title is the name of 13 different places, mostly in Ireland and Scotland.
King of Prussia The location of the King of Prussia Mall.
Kissing A municipality in Bavaria.
Kißlegg A town in southeastern Baden-Württemberg, Germany that has got a strange affinity towards kissing legs.
Kleena Kleene A unusually dry, relatively "cool"-climate recreational community in British Columbia, which could sound appealing to germophobes.
Knobhead A mountain in Antarctica.
Knob Lick A small town in Missouri, United States.
Kommunizm A town and jamoat in northwestern Tajikistan. These guys must have been fans of the Soviet Union, or perhaps of their own party from the Soviet days.
Konkapot River This river in southwestern Massachusetts sounds like you wouldn't want to wash your cookware in it, as it might get ruined, possibly from its heavy metal pollution.
Kouchibouguac A Canadian coastal national park in New Brunswick - the park and its most prominent river have this name, from the Mi'kmaq indigenous people.
La Barre This small French "commune" town in the area of eastern France, near to northwestern Switzerland, is said to be the future hometown of a famous space captain in fiction.
Lake Butte des Morts A lake in Wisconsin, located just to the west of Lake Winnebago. Translates from French to "Lake Mound of the Deads".
Lake Disappointment An ephemeral salt lake in a remote area of Western Australia.
Lake Titicaca The largest lake in South America, between the borders of Peru and Bolivia. Sole home of a very wrinkly frog; and in fiction, the supposed home of the Great Cornholio.
La Mort aux Juifs French hamlet, literally meant ‘the death to the Jews,’ but in Old French was spelt la mare au juin (the liquid manure pond). It was eventually split into Les Croisilles and La Dogetterie, effectively deleting this grotesque toponym.
Landmark, Manitoba A Small Town In Southeastern Manitoba Near Lorette, Manitoba And Winnipeg.
Lemu A county in Finland. Translates to Stink.
Le Tampon A city in Saint-Pierre, Réunion.
Lick Fork Gives me an appetite. A town in West Virginia.
Liphook The village in the East Hampshire, England where the piercing craze begun.
Little Dix Bay A bay on the island of Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.
Littlejoy Road A road in Newton Abbot, England. There's little joy there!
Little Rock Capital and largest city in Arkansas.
Little Snoring A village in Norfolk. Also see Great Snoring.
Lizard A village in Cornwall.
Lizard Lick An unincorporated community in Wake County, North Carolina, home of Lizard Lick Towing & Recovery.
Lone Tree This poor tree in Colorado needs a whole municipality of just over 10,000 population to keep it company.
Long Dick Creek A stream in Iowa.
Lord Hereford's Knob It's rather big, is in Wales, and has been immortalised in song.
Lost A genuine Scottish hamlet's name.
Lower Dicker A Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Weald of East Sussex. Also a nearby settlement.
Lucky Boy A ghost town in Nevada, USA.
Lukla One might think you'd be "fortunate" here in Nepal, especially if one had a safe landing - as its only airport's 527 meter-long single runway runs "uphill" and "downhill" by some 82 meters (269 ft) from end to end.
Madmans Gully Road Right next door to Beechworth Asylum.
Madrid, Iowa Pronounced /ˈmædrɪd/
Magician Heights Small crossroads in Grand Traverse County, Michigan - it isn't known if either Mandrake or Dr. Strange ever considered retiring here.
Mango No, there aren't any mangoes in this town in Italy.
Margarita Are you thirsty?
Mars In 1882, the name of the community was changed to Mars from Overbrook since the railroad already had a stop with the name "Overbrook". No one is sure how the name "Mars" came into being. Some say it was Park's wife who enjoyed astronomy, or it was shortened after Samuel Marshall's name.
Meat Mountain A mountain in northwestern Alaska.
Meme A place apparently named after memes. The 12 year olds may enjoy this hot and sweaty place.
Medicine Hat The name for this city in Alberta, Canada is also a type of horse marking.
Merlino Yes, "Merlino" is the Italian for "Merlin".
Mesick A village in Michigan.
Mexican Hat Named after a rock that looks like a sombrero, which is a traditional hat worn in Mexico.
Mexican Water, Arizona A community and trading post with in the Navajo Nation (and the best Navajo Tacos are found there).
Mexico An unincorporated community in Maryland, United States. Also a city in Missouri, and in New York.
Miass Both a river and a city in Russia.
Mianus Properly pronounced "my-ANN-us", it's a neighborhood in Greenwich, Connecticuta freeway bridge over its river suffered a scary collapse in 1983.
Middelfart It's the fart in the middle of Denmark. In the Danish language, Middelfart means 'average speed'.
Mile and a Quarter Too bad that it's 1.45 miles away from the beach though. Even in Barbados you're still a quarter mile short.
Mil-Homens Village in Portugal, meaning Thousand Men.
Minisink A township in Orange County, New York.
Miracle Whip The only municipality in Lafayette County, Florida, changed its name to Miracle Whip in late August 2018 due to a "krafty" publicity deal with an American giant of prepared foods.[6][7]
Misery River A very sad river in northern Michigan.
Mistake Peak A mountain peak in Antarctica. Man, it was really an accident!
Mistake Island An island off the coast of Maine.
Mistaken Island An island near Western Australia. You must be thinking of another island...
Mockbeggar Not exactly a nice thing to do to those down on their luck. Three villages of that name, two in Kent and one in Hampshire, England.
Moddergat, the Netherlands A village in Dongeradeel in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. The name of the village means 'mud hole' in Dutch and in West Frisian - see Murderkill River below.
Mold You've got to head for the land of the Red Dragon to see for yourself!
Mollie's Nipple There are at least seven of them.
Money An unincorporated community in Mississippi, most notable for being the site of Emmett Till's lynching. Money doesn't grow on trees here though, especially since the former post office is located in a mobile home.
Moneymore A place where you'll earn more money.
Monkey Run, Arkansas An unincorporated community.
Monkey's Eyebrow Unincorporated community in Kentucky.
Monkstown No monks live in Newfoundland unfortunately.
Mooball[8] A town in New South Wales, Australia.
Mooloolah Because "moolah" just wasn't enough.
Moon Local lore tells of a waning crescent moon that descended to plow furrows in farmer's fields with its sharp cusp but killed many excited witnesses who cursed and praised the Moon's early morning activities.
Moose Factory Well, where'd you think they came from?
Moose Jaw A city in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Mooseland A small rural community in Nova Scotia. Very appropriate name for a town in Canada.
Mooselookmeguntic Lake A small lake in the US state of Maine, with the third longest name in the USA. Also the last sentence in a very long bad pun, but since a trail almost connects it and "his" home of Katahdin, be careful around Pamola, as "his" form is partly described in the first two syllables.
More Tomorrow A village in Cayo District, Belize.
Mörön A town in Khövsgöl Province, Mongolia.
Morón An Argentine city.
Mount Buggery A steep hill in the Alpine National Park, Victoria, Australia. Within 8 km are Mt Despair, Mt Speculation, Horrible Gap, Hells Window and The Devils Staircase, all overlooking a valley named The Terrible Hollow. The first explorers must have been having a bad week.
Mount Cannibal A hill near Garfield, Victoria. It's probably wise to keep well clear of hungry locals.
Mount Cocks A mountain in Antarctica.
Mount Dick A mountain in the Auckland Islands, New Zealand.
Mount Disappointment A rather uninspiring hill on the edge of Melbourne.
Mount Despair Amazingly, there are three different mountains with this name, two in the USA and one in Australia.
Mount Misery The name of a number of locations, primarily mountain summits, throughout the world. A well-known one would be a volcano located on the island of Saint Kitts, now called Mount Liamuiga.
Mount Richthofen This Colorado mountain might sound like The Red Baron had once flown over it - it's actually named for one of the famous flying ace's uncles.
Mount Slaughter A mountain peak in Antarctica. Kills people!
Mount Terrible A rotten place to go skiing in Victoria, Australia.
Mount Terror Names of two mountains, one in Antarctica, the other in Washington. Great places for a family picnic, especially if one's family name just might be Addams or Munster.
Mount Toogood A mountain in Antarctica.
Mount Typo The mountain of typographical errors.
Mousehole A fishing village in Cornwall, England.
Muck This island in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland is actually quite clean.
Mudchute An area of London, England.
Muff A village in County Donegal, Ireland.
Murderkill River A 35 km (22 mile) long river in the state of Delaware, its violent-sounding name might actually come from the Dutch word modder (mud).
Mymensingh Capital of the Mymensingh Division of Bangladesh.
Mystic A 17th century-founded historic city in Connecticut, United States, notable for its historic seaport and a major aquarium; and which has a city named for it in Iowa.


Nameless Yeah, that's a name, so you're wrong.
Nani Town in Afghanistan that means "what" in Japanese, and is the name for the older sister to her younger sibling's very troublesome alien colleague.
Narnia A town in central Italy, now called Narni. The imaginary place in The Chronicles of Narnia novels created by author C. S. Lewis was named after the town.
Nasty It's actually a nice place.
Needles A city in San Bernardino County, California. Don't won't get pricked.
Nether Wallop That's gotta hurt.
Nevada, Iowa Pronounced "nuh-VEY-duh".
Neversink A township and small community in Sullivan County, New York. No, it's not a Titanic reference.
New Erection A hamlet in Virginia, USA. The old one got a bit soft.
Newbuildings There are always new buildings.
New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania What the heck, Pennsylvania?! Is one Philadelphia not enough for you?
New York, Texas This small community in Henderson County, Texas probably has a relationship with Texas, New York. Also a village in Lincolnshire, England, a few miles from Boston, Lincolnshire.
Nice It's actually a nasty place...if one's not fond of the French Riviera.
Niger Country in West Africa. Racist, if not pronounced "nee-zhair" like the French would - as French is its official language.
Nipple Peak A mountain peak in Antarctica.
Nippletop A mountain located in Essex County, New York within the largest state-protected area in the "lower-48" United States.
No Man's Land A small hamlet in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
No Name A town in Colorado, United States.
No Place I guess the residents were too dumb to realize it's a place in County Durham, United Kingdom.
Nobber A village in County Meath, Ireland.
Nob End A place near Kearsley, Bolton.
Nob Hill A neighborhood in San Francisco.
Nork A small residential area near Epsom Downs in Surrey, England, on the border with Greater London. Also a suburb of Yerevan, Armenia.
Normal A town in Illinois, United States. Home of first public university of Illinois. There is also a small community called Normal in Alabama, part of the city of Huntsville and home to Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University.
North A small town in South the center of the state.
North Piddle A parish in Worcestershire, England.
North Pole, Alaska A city in Alaska, United States.
North Pole, New York A hamlet in Essex County, New York, United States with a theme park called Santa's Workshop.
Norway, New York A township and small community located in Herkimer County, New York.
Nose A "two-syllable town" in Japan.
Nothing A small abandoned town in Arizona, United States.
Noua Țara Românească, Michigan Translates to "New Romanian Lands" from Romanian, better known as Lakeside Resort
Nowhere An unincorporated community in the middle of Oklahoma, United States.
Nowhere Else[9] In Tasmania, Australia. Contrary to the name, there are in fact other places, including Paradise and Promised Land, both nearby.
Number Eight A town in Macon County, Missouri. Do I need to say anything?
Ob A town in Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia. It means "about" in Russian. also shares its name with the world's seventh-longest river, only nine kilometers away!
Obama A town in Fukui prefecture, Japan that means "little beach" in Japanese. Gained publicity in 2008 as it shares its name with a US president.
Odd Down A suburb of the English city of Bath, Somerset.
Ofakim A city in southern Israel that seems to have been named by someone who was pretty exasperated with some dude.
Ogre A city in Central Latvia. They are like onions.
Ohio, New York A township and small community in Herkimer County, New York, obviously named after the state of Ohio.
Ojai A city in Ventura County, California, pronounced OH-HI. So...hello to you, too.
Onancock A town in Virginia, United States.
Once Brewed and Twice Brewed Villages in Tyne and Wear, near Newcastle upon Tyne.
Orál Capital of West Kazakhstan.
Oshkosh Sometimes invoking the mild expletive "B'gosh!", once a year its airport becomes the world's busiest airfield!
Owo City in Nigeria which looks like an emoji use to express shock.
Oy A rural locality in the "deepest part of Siberia", within Russia. Some used to think a lot of Russians like to say "Oy" - but it's been popular (and spelled a bit different) in the UK, as well!
Paint Lick An unincorporated community in Garrard County, Kentucky. Let's just hope that they don't have lead-based paint.
Painted Post A village in Steuben County, New York.
Pardeeville An Amish town in Wisconsin.
Paskalomatunturi A mountain in Finland. Name translates to "Shit Holiday Mountain".
Pau Grande Two towns in Brazil whose names translates to "big stick" or "big wood". However, "pau" doesn't only mean wood, but it can also be one of the many euphemisms for penis.
Peculiar A town in Missouri, where various theories exist to explain the origin of the town's name. The town motto: "where the odds are with you".
Peepeekisis A Cree First Nation.
Peinlich A hamlet in Trotternish, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Peinlich is the German word for "embarrassing".
Penetanguishene A town on Ontario's Lake Huron coastline - with a history that made it a bilingual town, in a primarily English-speaking Canadian province.
Peniscola A midsized coastal town within Spain's Valencian Community. Don't drink the piña colada.
Penistone It has caused generations of Yorkshiremen to smirk.
Pennycomequick An area of Plymouth, England where pennies are mistreated.
Petting Absolutely no sexual connotations. Seriously!
Pie Corner Where can you find some pie in Barbados?
Pill A village in North Somerset, England, which does have a medicinally-skilled chemist.
Pilot Butte Pilot Butte is an extinct volcano located in Bend, Oregon, and a large town in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Piscataway Not exactly the best thing to do to your cat.
Papa An island in the Scalloway Islands, Shetland, Scotland.
Pity Me Feel sorry for those who live there.
Plain A town in Washington likely named after the geographical feature, but you still have to wonder what the founders were thinking.
Poil A town in France whose name translates to "body hair". Also has a dirty connotation in French. In "Brooklyn-ese", it's the name of a fictional, bowler-wearing ghost's girlfriend.
Point No Point This name is rather pointless.
Poland, New York A village in Herkimer County, New York. It's also the name of a township in Chautauqua County, New York.
Police A town in Poland (pronounced po-lee-tze). Until the Second World War it was called Pölitz, its German name; when during WW II, its motor fuel refining facilities had the stuffings blown out of them nine times by American and British aircrews.
Pomme de Terre Lake A Lake located in Hickory County, Missouri. If you don't see what's wrong here, in French, "pomme de terre" literally means "potato". Tell me, when you think of Missouri, do you think of their famous potatoes?
Poo A town in Himachal Pradesh, India.
Poop A town in Yucatan, Mexico, Next to Ekpedz, Mexico.
Poop Hill A hill in the United Kingdom in desperate need of better plumbing.
Poopo Just what you need in South America.
Popcorn A place in the Hoosier State, where they make popcorn and sell it in stores such as Walgreens.
Porno A village in Nigeria. The prince might need a little more than help this time.
Poundsgate A village in Devon, England.
Pratt's Bottom A village in the London Borough of Bromley, originally Spratts Bottom.
Pray A very religious Italian town. Also in France, Montana, and Wisconsin.
Presidente Prudente City in Brazil, named after president Prudente de Morais. Sounds extra weird due to the fact that literally translated, it means "prudent president".
Prickend Former name of West Chislehurst, London; which also contains Prickend Pond (a pond) and Prick End (a street).
Proletarsk As if Kommunizm weren't enough...
Puddletown A village in Dorset, United Kingdom. Also several nearby villages along the River Piddle, such as Piddletrenthide.
Punkeydoodles Corners A hamlet in Ontario known for its name and frequent sign theft.
Pussay A commune in France.
Pussy A village in the Rhone Alps.
Pussy Creek A creek in Harrison Township, Ohio.
Queer Mountain A mountain in Antarctica.
Rabbit Hash A small town in Northern Kentucky, near Cincinnati. Four dogs have been successively elected Mayor there...
Radium, Kansas How'd you like to live in a town named after a radioactive element?
Ragged Ass Road A street in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.
Rape This is the traditional term for a subdivision of the county of Sussex, in England. The county had several "rapes": the rape of Arundel, the rape of Bramber, etc.
Rapture Would you kindly visit us?
Rectum (nl) A hamlet in the municipality of Wierden, Netherlands.
Red Deer A city in Alberta, Canada.
Red Deer Hill A farming community in Saskatchewan south of Prince Albert and is within the Rural Municipality of Prince Albert No. 461.
Red House The least populous town in New York, United States.
Rifle A city in Colorado.
Rimswell A village in Yorkshire, whose inhabitants may have prehensile tongues.
Riverside Not an "unusual" name to most of us...the one in California used to have a famous auto-racing circuit until 1989, but the one in Iowa is where a famous space captain of the future could be born.
Roca Puta A surfing spot in the Basque Country that can be translated as either "fucking rock" or "Whore Rock".
Roach A town in Florida.
Rock A village in Cornwall.
Rock City, New York This tiny hamlet in the Hudson Valley of New York State is only some 3.5 kilometers due east of the late Cole Palen's famous aviation museum.
Rolândia A city in Paraná, Brazil, Rola means cock in Brazil, so translating to English it means Cockland or Dickland
Rottenegg A small town in Austria. Man, when I ate eggs from there, it made me SICK!
Russia, New York A township and small community located in Herkimer County, New York.
Ruyton-XI-Towns XI pronounced "eleven" (Roman numerals).
Safe Harbour It's abandoned status suggests that it's not very safe.
Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! The only town name with two exclamation points. (There is a Baie des Ha! Ha! in Saguenay, Quebec but it is not an incorporated municipality.) It's also some 145 km away from the lake, and aforementioned fleuve drôle that share the "exclamative" part of its name. Like Wawa, Ontario (which natively means "goose"), Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! is a remote point in an otherwise-populous province, located directly on the Trans-Canada Highway but nowhere near anything.
Salmon Arm, British Columbia A Small City Near Kamloops.
Sand A village in Hungary.
Sandy Balls An area of parkland in Hampshire, England.
Sandwich A town in Barnstable County, on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Also twinned with Sandwich, England. What a yummy name — and at least one of the British royals of that name might just agree!
Santa Claus A city in Toombs County, Georgia, United States. Also a city in Spencer County, Indiana, United States that has the only Santa Claus postmark in the U.S. Postal system.
Sarilhos Pequenos Village in Portugal, meaning Small Troubles.
Satan's Kingdom The name of two villages in the United States' New England region, one in Massachusetts and the other in Vermont.
Scratch Face Lane A road near Ide, Exeter, England.
Scratch My Arse Rock An atoll off the coast of Palmerston Island in the Cook Islands.
Scratchy Bottom A clifftop valley near Durdle Door, Weymouth in Dorset, England.
Scrubbers End A street in the often snow bound town of Dinner Plain, Victoria, Australia that leads to the err... "industrial" part of the town.
Semens A town in the south of France.
Seven Devils A town on the border of Avery and Watauga counties in North Carolina. When you thought one devil was enough...guess again.
Sexbierum Three vices in one name.
Sexmoan Former name of Sasmuan, Pampanga.
Sexsmith While this northwestern Alberta community in Canada might have an "educational"-sounding name to some, its some-2,600 residents live in what was once known as the "Grain Capital of the British Empire".
Shades of Death Road Located in central Warren County, New Jersey, its name has given rise to many local legends about ghosts and other paranormal activity along the road, many of which have been documented in Weird NJ magazine.
Shag Rocks At least four different places with this name: in Massachusetts, South Georgia, Tasmania, and Western Australia.
Shagnasty Island Not to be confused with Love Island, which is in South Georgia.
Shamrock No leprechauns live in this Texas town.
Shanghai An unincorporated community in West Virginia, United States.
Shangri-La A city in China, not quite the fictional one mentioned in the book Lost Horizon by James Hilton but does have some basis on this place as it was renamed Shangri-La from Zhongdian in 2001 in order to promote tourism.
Sheepy Magna A village in the parish of Sheepy, Leicestershire, England. Not to be confused with Sheepy Parva.
Shingay cum Wendy A parish in Cambridgeshire, England.
Shit There are at least three villages in Iran with this name: one in Kermanshah Province, one in Mazandaran Province, and one in Zanjan Province.
Shitterton A hamlet in Dorset, England.
Shoofly A small community in Granville County, North Carolina, located in Tally Ho township.
Shop A village in Cornwall, England.
Shortlands An area of the London Borough of Bromley, England.
Shush The county seat of the same-name county in south-westernmost Iran, one could say it's amazingly quiet there at also has a six-millennia old Sumerian city located there.
Siberia Unincorporated community in California.
Silly A town in Belgium, that's barely 27 km from the border with France — you can never take its citizens seriously, and you'd likely have to pronounce it as see-yee to get it right...!
Silly Department This department's employees probably don't take their jobs too seriously. Pronounced "seely". Yes, they're that "seely" - but it's in a small West African nation, with French as its official language.
Sissiboo River This river is in Nova Scotia, and its name could possibly be based on the French for "six owls" (six-hiboux).
Six Mile Bottom A village in Cambridgeshire, England.
Slapout A community in Elmore County, Alabama, where hand-to-hand combat skills will get you a long way.
Slaughter Also see Upper Slaughter, Lower Slaughter, and Slaughter, Washington (since renamed Auburn, Washington)
Slaughter Beach It's probably best not to go to the beach at night in this Delaware town, lest the sands be stained red by the morning...
Slave Lake A town in Alberta, Canada.
Sleepy Eye A city in Brown County, Minnesota. It is not far from Walnut Grove where Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder lived during her childhood.
Sleepy Hollow A village in Westchester County, New York which was basis for the famous short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. The name was changed from North Tarrytown to Sleepy Hollow in 1996 which was the traditional name for the area before incorporation. There is also a place called Sleepy Hollow in Illinois.
Slemmestad A village in Røyken municipality, Norway. The name means "mean town" in Norwegian.
Slicklizzard A small community in Walker County, Alabama.
Slippery Rock Also known as Slimy yes it is actually slippery there.
Smackover From the French "sumac covert," meaning covered in sumac. Or from the French "chemin covert," meaning covered path or bridge.
Smug A settlement in the administrative district of Gmina Debrzno, within Człuchów County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.
Snake Mountain The name of mountains located in North Carolina/Tennessee (border) and Vermont. Skeletor and his henchmen do not live at either one of them.
Sofia University Mountains A mountain range in Antarctica.
Spital-in-the-Street Be careful where you walk in this English town.
Spuyten Duyvil Name means "spoutin' devil" in old Dutch.
Squall's Teat A mesa in west Texas, USA. Visible from I-10 outside of Fort Stockton. Looks like a titty.
Squirrel, Idaho A unincorporated community in Fremont County, Idaho. A dog's favorite place.
Srpska Crnja A village in the north of Serbia. Translates to "Serbian nigger," 'crnja' being the derogatory term for Black people in the country.
St. Nazianz, Wisconsin These guys need to change their names, pronto...then again, the "fascist-sounding" part of that town's name actually comes from central Turkey!
Stalin Hair Salon Another place in India. What's with India and naming stores/salons after crazy dictators?
Staunton The only thing unusual about this city in western Virginia is how it's pronounced, which is "STAN-TUHN".
Stepaside A suburb of Dublin, Ireland.
Stillwater A City in Oklahoma 60 km from Oklahoma City. It is home to Oklahoma State University.
Stoptide Near Rock.
Stupid Lake A lake in Manitoba, Canada, which got a 55 on its last IQ test.
Sucker Lake A lake in Ontario, Canada.
Sugartit A town in Kentucky.
Sumerduck A town in Fauquier County, Virginia. The town was named after the fact that ducks flocked there in the summer.
Superior Bottom A town in West Virginia, USA
Supporting Party Mountain A mountain in Antarctica.
Surprise A city in Maricopa County, Arizona. Would you be surprised living in this city?
Swastika No Nazis live here. A 1908 mining town in northern Ontario, which adamantly insisted "Hitler be damned"; they had the name first - at least the town was never named Hakenkreuz, and has never had an If Day.
Sweden, New York A township in Monroe County, New York.


Taft A city that shares its name with a U.S. President, which is especially strange since it is in Iran. There is also a town named Taft in Oklahoma, and in California.
Tally Ho A township in Granville County, North Carolina.
Tamale, Ghana Town in Ghana. It's very delicious.
Tar River A river in North Carolina. It's not as sticky as you think.
Tarzana A neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles in California, located on the former site where author Edgar Rice Burroughs once lived. It is named after fictional African jungle character Tarzan, a creation by Burroughs.
Teakettle, Belize A village near the border with Guatemala.
Taylors Mistake Named after a shipping accident.
Te Puke A town in New Zealand, known for kiwifruit packing and a wood processing plant called Pukepine.
Te Urewera Area in New Zealand, name means "burnt penis" in the Māori language.
Tenderloin It has the best butchers in the world.
Tendernob Area in San Francisco between Nob Hill and Tenderloin.
Termonfeckin Town in County Louth, Ireland.
Texas, New York A small community in Oswego County, New York. What makes this weirder is that this community is located near the village of Mexico. What makes this even weirder is that there's also a New York, Texas.
The Office Girls No, the female employees of Dunder-Mifflin are not associated with these two nunataks in Victoria Land, Antarctica.
This Commune in France that I cannot touch.
Thong A hamlet in Kent, England. See also Upperthong and Netherthong (below).
Three Cocks A village in Powys, Wales. More commonly known by its Welsh name Aberllynfi.
Tightsqueeze An unincorporated community in the center of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
Tightwad A small town in Henry County, Missouri with a population of around 70. All of them are Scrooge.
Tin Can Corner A small crossroads in Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Tittmoning A village in Bavaria.
Titty Hill A hamlet in the civil parish of Milland in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England.
Toad Suck Now that's just plain mean.
Toast A small community in Surry County, North Carolina, located near Mount Airy.
Tobaccoville A town on the border of Forsyth and Stokes counties in North Carolina, right in the heart of tobacco country.
Tomato, Arkansas A town on the Mississippi River in Arkansas.
Tombstone A historic Old West town in Cochise County, Arizona most famously known for the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881. While some designing for Tombstone Pizza has an Old West look which may lead to some people thinking the brand was named after the Arizona town, it was actually based on a tavern called the Tombstone Tap in Wisconsin formerly owned by its founders. The tavern was located across from a cemetery.
Torpenhow Hill A place whose name would mean "HillHillHill Hill"... if it existed.
Transylvania County A county located in North Carolina. Neither the historical Prince Vlad Tepes, nor the fictional Dracula based on the prince, have ever resided in the area, but there is a Bat Cave nearby.
Traseiros Village in the Algarve, Portugal, meaning Backside.
Truth or Consequences A town in New Mexico that renamed itself simply so it could host the show that bore its name.
Tuba City Named after Tuuvi, a Hopi man who introduced Mormonism to the American Natives.
Tubbercurry The second-largest town in terms of both population and land area in County Sligo, Ireland. I'll have a tub o' curry with that.
Turkey Gobble gobble. There is also a town called Turkey in Sampson County, North Carolina.
Twatt A small settlement on the Orkney Islands, Scotland.
Twentynine Palms My, my...that's a lot of hands - adjacent to one of the toughest American military training centers in the nation's Department of Defense.
Two Dot Named after a local rancher's livestock‑branding pattern.[10]
Two Egg An unincorporated community in Florida.
Uck River in Sussex, England. Signs for the river have been subject to frequent vandalism, resulting in the local council fitting specially shaped signs to reduce the potential to add letters to the name.
U A municipality on the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia.
Ugley The inhabitants are actually quite pretty.
Umm-Bab Town in Qatar. Now you know where Hanson got their song idea from.
Um Dafuq A little place in Sudan.
Unalaska A town in Alaska whose name makes it sound like it's not happy with its situation.
Upper Dicker A village in the Weald of East Sussex.
Upper Sandusky Town in Ohio south of Sandusky.
Upperthong and Netherthong Two villages in West Yorkshire, England.
Uranus, Missouri A town famous for their fudge factory.
Useless Loop A very small town in coastal Western Australia, that exports sea salt like crazy!
Vagina Village in Siberia. Pronounced "wa-gee-nah," but we know otherwise.
Varvarin Town in Serbia. Name translates to Barbarian.
Venda das Raparigas Village in Portugal, meaning Girls Sale.
Venus Unincorporated community in Pennsylvania.
Violência Village in Portugal, meaning Violence.
Virgin Islands, Virginia, etc. Apparently, they haven't been having enough fun after hours...
Virgin's Cove A little cove in Newfoundland for all the virgins.
Voorhees This township in Camden County, New Jersey (which has no "Elm Street") is mostly a safe place to live, but the local police department have spent years attempting to track down a certain serial killer who strikes on Friday the 13th.
Voorheesville Don't visit this place on Friday the 13th...unless one's name might be Freddy!
Vulcan A town in Alberta, Canada, that was named long before Star Trek came about (and some nine years before its creator was born), but since the Trekkies seemed to flock there regardless, they just gave in and just went with it, complete with a statue of the Starship Enterprise with Klingon writing and an annual convention.
Waakirchen This small Bavarian village is just east, by some two kilometers, of a rescue site from a Nazi death march of prisoners from Dachau by Nisei-ethnicity U.S. Army artillery soldiers in early May 1945.
Wagga Wagga Don't call Wagga Wagga, Wagga. OK? Pronounced Wog-ga (doubled up), rather than Wag-ga.
Wall A town in South Dakota known for its Drug store.
Walla Walla City and county named for the Walla Walla people - this city's name was also mentioned in Howard, Fine and Howard's work Cash and Carry.
Wallops Island A fairly "punchy"-sounding island off Virginia's Atlantic coast...the last syllable of its ancient name of "Kegotank" might just be appropriate, to hold the liquid propellants that might be used at its space launch facility.
Wallyford A town in East Lothian, Scotland.
Wanchese A town in Dare County, North Carolina that just wants some cheese.
Wank A small hamlet (small rural settlement too small to be considered a village) which is part of the municipality of Nesselwang in Bavaria, Germany. There is also a mountain called Wank in the nearby Estergebirge Mountain range.
Wankers Corner A village in Oregon, United States.
Wankum A town in Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Warp Drive A street in Dulles, Virginia, with its own exit from a nearby freeway, notable for being the headquarters of the Orbital ATK aerospace company. Both its management and the Loudoun County board of supervisors are heavy with Trekkers.
Waterloo Because even Napoleon had to go to the bathroom. It's in Iowa too, and is also the name of a winning song. There is also a township and village named Waterloo in New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day.
Wawa Named using the Chippewa word for goose, "Wawa". The Pennsylvania town, located near Philadelphia, was formerly called Grubb's Bridge. It is also the namesake of Wawa gas station and convenience stores located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Wedding A locality in the borough of Mitte, Berlin, Germany, where one could "tie-the-knot" if desired; as at least two churches are here, with one of these rebuilt after WW II.
Wee Waa Pronounced "Wee War". Shouldn't that be happening in the toilets?
Weed This town in Siskiyou County, California, where more than the elevation is high.
Weiner, Arkansas This community is the home of "The Natural State's" annual rice festival.
Welcome A small community in Davidson County, North Carolina.
Westward Ho! The only place in the United Kingdom with an exclamation point in the official name. Funny enough, going any farther westward would land you right into the Bristol Channel.
Wetwang A village in East Yorkshire, England.
Whakatane & Whakapapa Nothing special about these New Zealand place names, until you realise the native (Māori) pronunciation of 'Wh' comes out as 'F' ...
What Cheer A small coal town in Keokuk County, Iowa.
Whiskeytown A small community in Shasta County, California.
Whitehorse "If you wanna ride..." Actually, I don't think that's where the hit song by Laid Back came from.
Why A small town in Arizona, USA, that just makes you and me wonder why...
Whynot A small community in Randolph County, North Carolina.
Wideopen A village in Northumbria, near Newcastle upon Tyne.
Wonowon A settlement in northern British Columbia, Canada, named for its historical location at Mile 101 of the Alaska Highway, and could someday have a metric name of Wonsixtythree.
Wooden Shoe Village, Michigan A small community in Gladwin County, Michigan
Woolloomooloo Presumably, the Aboriginals thought this question - how many S's in Mississippi - was getting boring. It does have something to do with Monty Python's Ocker-sounding Bruces sketch.
Worms Famed for its Diet of Worms during Medieval times.
Wyalusing, Wisconsin I don't know, maybe because you're not good at it - or has someone not found its legendary "treasure" as yet?
Yeehaw Junction A small place in south-central Florida and about 40 miles north of Lake Okeechobee, Yeehaw Junction is where three highways join: the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, US-441, and Florida Hwy 60.
Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan In spite of its name, the grass is not yellow.
Younghusband The name of a settlement and peninsula in South Australia.
Zigzag A small town in Oregon, USA, named after the nearby Zigzag River. Zig Zag is also the name of a railway station on the Blue Mountains Line in New South Wales
Zwölfaxing A southern suburb of Vienna in Austria, it's not known if it has anything to do with the development of telecommunications.
Zzyzx The location of Zzyzx Road, which was once alphabetically the last street name in the world. Also the name of a film, noteworthy for its box office gross of $30, hardly enough to buy two tickets and a large popcorn.

Long place names[edit]

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg
This fourteen-syllable Massachusetts lake's name is the longest place name in the United States, and 6th longest in the world — when the last six syllables aren't used by themselves, as is usually seen on maps of its area.
The longest officially recognised place name in the United Kingdom. It is found in Wales on the Isle of Anglesey, and is situated near the A5.
El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula
The original name of Los Angeles. The name means "The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola".
A small hill with a big name in New Zealand.
A farm about 200 kilometres (120 mi) west of Pretoria, South Africa.
Krungthep Mahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathani Burirom-udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiya Witsanu Kamprasit
It is Bangkok's full ceremonial name and translates as City of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Visvakarman at Indra's behest. The name is even listed in Guinness World Records as the world's longest place name.
Translates to English from Malayalam to "City of Lord Anantha". The name is so hard to say in English, it is usually called "Trivandrum".
Longest placename in The Netherlands. The name plate hardly fits in the village.

Rude words contained inside the name[edit]

Streets and bridges[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Burnham, Emily. "Bangor, Wales agrees with "We Are Bangor" video — it's -GOR, not -GER". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Unusual place names
  3. ^ The "Decearing Egg" Translation Video
  4. ^ "Eromanga (town) (entry 11831)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Eromanga (locality) (entry 42940)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  6. ^ WCTV. "Mayo, Florida jokingly changed to "Miracle Whip."". Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  7. ^, Jamie Wachter. "#NoMoreMayo: North Florida town changes name to Miracle Whip". Suwannee Democrat. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  8. ^ "Mooball, NSW 2483". Google Maps. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
  9. ^ Nowhere Else TAS 7306 (1970-01-01). "41.377324,146.262946 - Google Maps". Retrieved 2013-07-23.
  10. ^ Page, Casey (2014-03-19). "Montana's unusual place names". Billings Gazette. ISSN 2372-868X. Archived from the original on 2016-02-11. Two Dot is named for the two dot brand of rancher H. J. Wilson.