Have you ever heard of a river called “D” or a village called “A”? There are a small number of places in the world whose names consist of only one letter. Despite the fact that these names look outlandish to us, for each of them there is a corresponding meaning in the local language.
1. Let’s start with the village “A” in Norway, the road sign with the name of which appears in many photographs. This is a village in the municipality of Moskenes in Lofoten, Norway. The traditional fishing village has many traditions of its own, but the local dried fish is the most famous. Recently, tourists have begun to arrive in “A”, visiting the local museum of dried fish and the Norwegian Village Museum
This place is also called “A in Lofoten” as there are seven other villages with the same name in Norway. Everything is actually very simple, in Norwegian “A” means “river“
2. River “D” in the USA
The D River is located in Lincoln City, Oregon. Once it was included in the Guinness Book of Records as the shortest river in the world with a length of only 130 meters, but in 1989 it lost this status. The championship in this nomination was captured by the Roe River in Montana
River D flows out of the silt of Devil’s Lake and flows into the Pacific Ocean without leaving Lincoln.
3. Hills “O”, Denmark
This piece of land is located in the eastern part of Jutland in Denmark. The name “O” means “island” in Danish, which is surprising since the hills are located away from any bodies of water
4. River “E” in the UK
River E is located in the highlands of Scotland, southeast of Loch Ness. The river carries its waters in a northwesterly direction for a distance of 10 kilometers before merging with Lake Mhor. River “E” has the shortest name not only in Scotland, but in the whole of the UK
5. Village “A” in Sweden
A (pronounced “Ay” in Swedish) is a small village in the municipality of Norrkoping with a population of about 200 people. As in Norway, there are about 12 places with the same name, most of which are very small and consist of only a few households. The name is also translated — “river”. As a result, many tourists come here solely to take pictures against the backdrop of a sign with the name of the village.
6. Village “Y” in France
Village “Y” (pronounced “AY”) is located in the north of France and has the shortest name in France and one of the shortest in the world. The settlement is located 50 kilometers east of Amiens, not at the intersection of highways D15 and D615
In addition to the shortest ones, there are also just unusual names. For example, here they wrote about the city of Earth, this is the only settlement in the world with a similar name