Fjuckby

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Fjuckby
Hamlet
Coordinates: 59°58′N 17°36′E / 59.967°N 17.600°E / 59.967; 17.600Coordinates: 59°58′N 17°36′E / 59.967°N 17.600°E / 59.967; 17.600
CountrySweden
MunicipalityUppsala Municipality
CountyUppsala County
ProvinceUppland
Area
 • Total0.18 km2 (0.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total65
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Location of Fjuckby

Fjuckby is a village in Uppsala Municipality, Uppsala County, Sweden.

It is known as a place for runestones, the village's unusual name has generated international interest.[1] Prior to the 1930s, the village was known as Fjukeby.[2] In the 1930s, the spelling of the name of this small historic town was changed to Fjuckby.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Olbermann, Keith. (December 14, 2006) MSNBC News. 'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for Dec. 14. Part 1. (reporting, " But now, here are COUNTDOWN‘s top three newsmakers of this day. ... Number two, residents of a small historic town in Sweden who have to get government permission to change the name of the place after years of silent suffering -- Fjuckby, F-J-U-C-K-B-Y, Fjuckby. They say globalization has made this necessary. Too many English-speaking visitors coming by Fjuckby and giggling, or worse.")
  2. O'Mahony, Paul. (December 14, 2006) The Local. Residents of Fjuckby demand new name.
  3. Daily Record (Scotland) (December 16, 2006) Bad spell for village. Section: News, Page 5

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