The village called ‘Fucking’ want to change the name

The world-famous Austrian village of Fucking will be renamed from 1 January. The residents were tired of their place name signs being stolen. Henceforth the hamlet will be known as Fugging.

Thanks to the striking place name, Fucking has made the news several times with its approximately one hundred inhabitants. The name is an expletive term in English.

The troubled population has been pushing for a name change for years, though the name wasn’t just a burden.

Last year, activists used the village’s name in the fight for climate protection. They placed placards above and below the Fucking signs that read, “Because our climate is – fucking – important!”

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