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The following international geographical names are either interesting or unusual. This list is provided chiefly for its entertainment value.

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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The village of Å in Norway

B[edit]

Road sign for Boring, Oregon

C[edit]

Cumming Street and Seaman Avenue in Manhattan New York City

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F[edit]

The village of Fucking, Austria.

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H[edit]

Old cargo handling office, Hell railway station, Norway

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J[edit]

K[edit]

L[edit]

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

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N[edit]

O[edit]

P[edit]

Q[edit]

R[edit]

S[edit]

Shag Point, New Zealand

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U[edit]

V[edit]

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

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X[edit]

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Z[edit]

Sign to Zzyzx Road, on Interstate 15, California

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