Odd City Names


Let us point an accusatory finger at the oddest city, town and village names from around the world.

Climax Springs, USA.
Although the name sounds appealing, it only refers to a small village of around 80 people in Camden County, Missouri.

Condom, France.
Also known as Condom-en-Armagnac, Condom is located on the Via Podiensis and home to two castles that dates back to the 13th century. Other than the castles and its odd name, the town is known for the production of Armagnac brandy.

Dix Hills, USA.
Located in Suffolk County, New York, Dix Hills is often described as one of the ‘nicest communities’ on Long Island. Most of its allure is derived from the fact that it was home to American jazz musician John Coltrane during the last years of his life.

Owanka, USA.
Even though the city is not tracked by the American Census bureau, Owanka has been assigned a zip code. Owanka is officially an unincorporated community in the Pennington County of South Dakota.

Placentia, Canada.
Located on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador, the town of Placentia is home to several communities that amount to around 3,900 inhabitants. Sadly, the population is in rapid decline.

Shag Point, USA.
This is a point on the north coast of South Georgia, between Camp Bay and Sunset Fjord in the Bay of Isles. The name was chosen by the British, with first use on a 1931 chart.

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Fucking, Austria

Pussy, France.
The small French village of Pussy is located in the community of La Léchère. The name comes from the Gallo-Roman name Pusiacum – pusus actually means little boy.

Fucking, Austria.
The number one puzzling town name is in western Upper Austria. In 2005, it was home to 104 people and 32 houses. Fucking has been around since 1070, named apparently after a legendary 6th century character called “Focko”. Translated, the name of the town simply signifies “place of Focko’s people.”

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