fucking austria

The Fucking settlement has existed since at least 1070 and is named after a man from the 6th century called Focko. “-ing” is an old german suffix indicating the people of the root word to which it is attached; thus Fucking means “(place of) Focko’s people.” The village has a population of 107.  Fucking’s most famous feature is a street sign with its name on it, beside which tourists often stop to have their photograph taken. In 2004, mainly due to the stolen signs, a vote was held on changing the village’s name, but the residents voted against doing so.

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