Longest Place Names in the World

Posted by on Friday, October 7, 2016


The world has some rather long place names.

Back in September 2015, Channel 4 Welsh weatherman Liam Dutton pronounced the full name of Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch during a live forecast.  Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch is the second longest place name in the world.

Here is a list of the top five names.

The longest place name is  Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu. It is 85 letters located on North Island, New Zealand.

Next is Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch which some in at 58 letters. The village is located on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom.

Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg is the third longest place name at 45 letters. It is a lake in Webster, Massachusetts, United States.

At 44 letters is a farm in the North West province of South Africa named Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein.

Finally Azpilicuetagaraycosaroyarenberecolarrea  is 39 letters located at Azpilkueta, Navarra, Spain.



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