Cities named ‘Dull’ and ‘Boring’ also set to pair upJune 6th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boring, June 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A US town named Boring has voted in favor of pairing with the Scottish village of Dull, situated in Perthshire.
Boring, situated in the state of Oregon, is known for its timber logging. The small village of Dull only has one street.
The village plans to get a new road sign that will say that it is linked with Boring, whose inhabitants claim that the union of both localities will improve their tourism industry, as well as transatlantic relations and humour.
During the last year, Dull has seen the construction of several new housing developments and the restoration of ancient buildings. In 2000, the population of Boring was approximately 12000 people.
Without a doubt, Boring has one of the most unusual names of all US towns, although the community’s residents claim to love the town’s name.
In 2005, its citizens made a formal application to make Boring become one of the first official recognized villages in Oregon. Nevertheless, after several months of increased controversy and debate on the issue, the community’s residents defeated the designation of the place as village after a town hall referendum was carried out in August 2006.
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