'Fucke' is this Swedish village, now residents want its name changed

Locals in the village have formally applied to change its name after complaining about social media censorship.

'Fucke' is this Swedish village, now residents want its name changed

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Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, January 19

Locals in a small Swedish town have formally applied to change its name after complaining aboutsocial mediacensorship.

“Fucke” is the name of this Swedish village. And, residents of the village are not very happy with it, so they have applied for a change to the government authorities, reports The Local.

The homeowners are reportedly tired of being censored when writing about their village on Facebook. The picturesque village is situated on the High Coast of Sweden and consists of only 11 properties.

The village is on the banks of a lake named Fuckesjön (“Fucke Lake”). Though the names may sound funny to an English speaker, the nomenclature dates back to the sixteenth century. The Institute of Language and Folklore suggests that the earliest records of Fucke date back to 1547, reportedDailyMail.

The report added that thelocals aren't happy at all with the name because whatever they put on Facebook gets censored.

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