Fucking, Austria

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Wikipedia’s entry on the quaint little town of Fucking, Austria.

Fucking (IPA: [ˈfʊkɪŋ] — rhymes approximately with English “looking”) is a small settlement (population c. 150), part of the municipality of Tarsdorf, in the Innviertel region of western Upper Austria, located at 48°02′59″N, 12°50′59″E, bordering Bavaria. It is near the city of Salzburg. The village is known to have existed as “Fucking” since at least 1070 and is named after a man from the 6th century called Focko. “Ing” is an old Germanic suffix meaning “people”; thus Fucking, in this case, means “place of Focko’s people”.

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