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# List of interesting or unusual place names

The following international geographical names are either interesting or unusual (place names are often either meaningless or innocuous in the source language). This list is provided chiefly for its entertainment value.

Notes: 1After Nunavut separated from the Northwest Territories, a poll was conducted as to what the remainder of the territory should be named. Retaining the name Northwest Territories won by a substantial margin, but a distant runner-up choice was Bob. [1] (http://www.caldercup.com/CNEWSNunavut/feature11)

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