Longest place name in the world

Sun Dec 17, 2006

Welcome to another instalment of Toponym of The Day. Today’s toponym is the longest place name in the world:

long place name

Llandfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrudrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

This is the name of a town in North Wales. It translates as “The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio’s of the red cave” in Welsh (Source: Web of Linguistic Fun).



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