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Unusual, Funny and Strange Town and Place names around the world

Updated on January 4, 2013
Big Bone Lick State Park Pleistocene fossil locality on Kentucky, USA
Big Bone Lick State Park Pleistocene fossil locality on Kentucky, USA | Source

Few days ago, I was coming back from my home province to my workplace by bus. While enjoying the foggy winter morning through window, I read a milestone saying “Arai Hazar: 20 kilometers ahead”. The words “Arai Hazar” means "Two Thousand and Five Hundred" in English which is some strange as a place name. I was thinking if there are more places in this mother earth with unusual strange names. After coming back I searched the internet and found a lot of. Some of them are too funny and some reflects the intelligence behind the naming. I found some names which are explicitly adult in words so I omitted them.


  • Acme (West Virginia, USA)
  • Affetside (near Bury, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, UK)
  • Air (Aberdeenshire, UK)
  • Alewife (Boston, MA, USA)
  • Arai Hazar (means “Two thousand and five hundred” in English, Bangladesh)
  • Armed Knight (Cornwall, UK)
  • Ass (Ukraine)
  • Assawoman (Virginia, USA)
  • Assloss (Ayrshire, Scotland)
  • Baan Baan (near Bong Bong, St Dapto, NSW, Australia)
  • Babes Well (Durham, UK)
  • Backside (Banffshire, Scotland)
  • Bake (Cornwall, UK)
  • Bald Knob (NSW, Australia)
  • Balls Falls (Twentymile Creek, Ontario, Canada)
  • Bangers Whistle (Cornwall, UK)
  • Bargain, Sorry (Cornwall, UK)
  • Barking (Essex)

Barking Park Light Railway (7.25" gauge) return ticket.
Barking Park Light Railway (7.25" gauge) return ticket. | Source
  • Bashley (Hampshire, UK)
  • Beer (Devon, UK)
  • Beer Bottle Crossing (Idaho, USA)
  • Beggars Bush (Sussex)
  • Big Bone Lick (Kentucky, US)
  • Big Knob (Kentucky, USA)
  • Big Ugly (West Virginia, US)
  • Bird-In-The-Hand, near Blue Ball & Intercourse (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Bitchfield (Lincolnshire, UK)
  • Bitter End (Tennessee, US)
  • Black Car (near Wymondham, Norfolk, UK)
  • Black Charlie's Opening (Australia)
  • Blackhead (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
  • Blankets (Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
  • Bloody Bridge (County Down, Ireland)
  • Bloody Bush (Northumberland. UK)

  • Blow Me Down (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
  • Blowhard (Australia)
  • Blowhole (NSW, Australia)
  • Bone (Cornwall, UK)
  • Booze Moor (Nth. Moor, UK)
  • Boring (Oregan, US.. it's near Clackamas)
  • Bottom Boat (West Yorkshire, UK)
  • Brest (France)
  • Broadbottom (near Hyde, Cheshire, UK)
  • Broken Bridge (Co Limerick)
  • Burning Well (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Buttocks Booth (Northampton, UK)
  • Buttzville (PA,USA)
  • Can Do (North Dakota, USA)
  • Canyon Sin Nombre/Canyon Without a Name (San Diego County, California)
  • Christmas (Michigan, US)

Road sign on the Interstate for Climax, Michigan
Road sign on the Interstate for Climax, Michigan | Source
  • Climax (Colorado, USA) (Michigan, USA)
  • Clitsome View (Somerset, UK)
  • Clones (Co.Monaghan Ireland)
  • Cockburn (Western Australia)
  • Condom (Sth. West France)
  • Dead Chinaman (Papua New Guinea)
  • Deputy Row (Northumberland, UK)
  • Dildo (Newfoundland, Canada)
  • Dimple (Derbyshire, UK)
  • Disappointment (Kentucky, USA)
  • Dollarbeg (Scotland)
  • Dwarf (Kentucky, USA)
  • Eggs and Bacon Bay (Sth. of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
  • Elbow (Northamptonshire, UK)
  • Embarrass (Minnesota, USA)
  • Erect (NC, USA)
  • Faggot (Northumberland, UK)
  • Fart (Virginia, USA)
  • Fashion Island (Bangladesh)
  • Flat Lick (Kentucky, US)
  • Four Foot (Somerset, UK)
  • French Lick (Indiana, USA)
  • Gay Street (Sussex, UK)
  • Gay Town (Co Donegal, Ireland)
  • Gayville (South Dakota, USA)
  • Gravesend (England)
  • Great Cockup & Little Cockup (2 hills in The Lake District, UK)
  • Great Snoring and a Little Snoring (Norfolk, UK)
  • Green Bottom (Cornwall, UK)
  • Gun Barrel City (Henderson Co., Texas, USA)
  • Hare Law (Durham, UK)

The country store in Hell, Michigan.
The country store in Hell, Michigan. | Source
  • Hell (Michigan, US)
  • Herpes (village in France)
  • Hook (Swindon, Wiltshire; Goole, Yorkshire; and a 3rd in Basingstoke, Hampshire all in UK)
  • Hornyold Road (Malvern Wells, UK)
  • Hot Coffee (Mississippi, USA)
  • Hygiene (Colorado, USA)
  • ii (Finland)
  • Infinite Loop (Cupertino, CA, USA)
  • Inkpen (Berkshire, UK)
  • Isle of Dogs (an island in the Thames at Tower)
  • Kidlaw (Northumberland, UK)
  • Kilbride (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
  • Kill (Co Kildare, Ireland)
  • Kissing (Germany)
  • Knockdown (Wiltshire, UK)
  • Knott (Inverness-shire, Scotland)
  • Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg (Massachusetts,US) -translates in local Indian language: Englishmen at Manchaug at the Fishing Place at the Boundary
  • Left Hand (West Virginia, USA)
  • Little Tongues (Lancashire, UK)
  • Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Wales). The translation of the name is ' St. Marys Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel Near to the Rapid Whirlpool of Llantysilio of the Red Cave'.
  • Lolita (Texas, USA)
  • Mammoth (Arizona, US)
  • Marblehead (Boston, US)

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  • Middelfart (Denmark)
  • Monkey's Eyebrow (Kentucky)
  • Mozart (Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • My Large Intestine (Texas, USA)
  • Nasty (near Stevenage, Herts, UK)
  • No Name (Colorado, USA)
  • Nobs Crook (Hampshire, UK)
  • Normal (Illinois, USA)
  • Odd (West Virginia, USA)
  • Okay (Oklahoma, USA)
  • Old Wives (Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Once Brewed & Twice Brewed (both near Corbridge, UK)
  • Panic (Pennsylvania, US)

Water tower in Paw Paw, Illinois built with funds from a federal earmark
Water tower in Paw Paw, Illinois built with funds from a federal earmark | Source
  • Paw Paw (Illinois, US)
  • Pinch (West Virginia, US)
  • Pity Me (Co Durham UK)
  • Placentia (Newfoundland, Canada)
  • Plain City (Utah, USA)
  • Poopoo (Hawaii, USA)
  • Promised Land (Tasmania, Australia)
  • Pussy creek (Ohio, USA)
  • Quaking Houses (Durham, UK)
  • Queen's Letch (Northumberland, UK)
  • Quick (West Riding, Yorkshire, UK)
  • Rattlesnake Harbour (Southern Ontario, Canada)
  • Readymoney (Cornwall, UK)
  • Sally’s Bottom (Cornwall, UK)
  • Shetland Islands (Scotland)

This approach road leads down to the picturesque hamlet of Shitterton.
This approach road leads down to the picturesque hamlet of Shitterton. | Source
  • Shitterton (Dorset, UK)
  • Sleepy Eye (Minnesota, US)
  • Spit Junction (NSW, Australia)
  • Stinking Bay (Arkansas, US)
  • Stop-and-Call (Pembrokeshire, UK)
  • Sugar Tit (South Carolina, USA) (Kentucky, USA)
  • Superb (Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Superior (West Virginia, USA)
  • Sweet Lips (TN, USA)
  • Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu (New Zealand) - The name was given in the nineteenth century, when it was desired a development of the community and its transformation into a commercial and tourism center.
  • Titless (Switzerland)
  • Truth Or Consequences (New Mexico, USA)
  • Upper Bleeding (Sussex, UK)
  • Upper Bottomley and Lower Bottomley (Bottomley being a hillside hamlet in West Yorkshire, UK)
  • Vinegar Hill (Monmouthshire, Wales)
  • Virginville (Pennsylvania, US)
  • Wagga Wagga (Australia)
  • Weed Patch (California, USA)
  • Wet Rain (Yorkshire, UK)
  • Wetwang (England)
  • Whiskey Dick Mountain (Washington State, USA)
  • Why (Arizona, USA)
  • Worms (Germany)
  • Zip Down (Pennsylvania, USA)

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      Kudrat-E-Khuda Barat 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      jantamaya,

      Again a big thank for reading and voting. Take care :D

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      Maria Janta-Cooper 4 years ago from UK

      At least I know now where the Hell is. It is in Michigan, US. Do not go there ever! Nice idea, great hub. Voted up. :-) and... shared :-)

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      Kudrat-E-Khuda Barat 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      Thanks to you too for reading and comment btrbell!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      interesting! Thanks for sharing these!

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      Kudrat-E-Khuda Barat 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      NateB11,

      Thanks a lot for reading and comment. Those names are not suitable for open audience so I took them away.

      Take Care!

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      Nathan Bernardo 4 years ago from California, United States of America

      Those are definitely some funny and interesting town names; some of them sound like I would not want to visit just because of the name. Makes me curious about the ones you omitted!

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      Kudrat-E-Khuda Barat 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      Farhin ;)

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      Farhin Sohan Kabir 4 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      hahahaha

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      Kudrat-E-Khuda Barat 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      Hi Bronwyn,

      I am glad that it made you laughing. Australia has some interesting names I noticed! I will add them up sometime surely.

      Many names above pronounced differently by natives I guess.

      Thanks for reading, voting and comment. Take care!

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      Bronwyn J Hansen 4 years ago

      Hi Tehjib. Thank you for a good laugh. Here in Australia, we also have Iron Knob (South Aust) and Yorkey's Knob (Queensland). Over in Western Australia, they pronounce Cockburn as Coburn. Voted up.

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      Kudrat-E-Khuda Barat 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      Thanks a lot mizjo for reading and rating. Highly appreciated!

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      mizjo 4 years ago from New York City, NY

      This is really funny, Tehjib. I vote 'Dead Chinaman' and the two 'Cockups' in the Lakes District as the funniest. I vote this Up and interesting/funny as well

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      Kudrat-E-Khuda Barat 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      Hi vibesites,

      I am really glad to make you smile.

      Thanks to you too for voting. Have a good day! :D

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      This hub really gives me a hearty chuckle. Thanks for sharing the list of weird and humorous names of places. Voted up and interesting/funny. :))