Updated: May 12
Do you know that Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenu
is the name of a place?
Have you ever been to Wales? Then, did you visit the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?
Hahaha! These are among the longest place name in the world. Here's a list of the top 10 longest names of places in the world that will blow your mind!
10. Mamungkukumpurangkuntjunya Hill, Australia (26 letters)
This is the name of a hill in South Australia. It is the longest official place name in the country.
In the regional Pitjantjatjara language, the name means "where the devil urinates".
9. Bovenendvankeelafsnysleegte, South Africa (27 letters)
In Afrikaans, Bovenendvankeelafsnysleegte means "Upper end of the throat-cut valley". It is a farm located in the Upper Karoo in Northern Cape, South Africa.
8. Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta, India (28 letters)
Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta is the name of a railway station in Andhra Pradesh, India. In India, it is the second-longest name among all stations in India.
7. Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik Lake, Canada (31 letters)
Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik Lake is located in Manitoba, Canada. It literally means "where the wild trout are caught by fishing with hooks". It is the longest place name in the country.
6. Äteritsiputeritsipuolilautatsijänkä, Finland (35 letters)
Äteritsiputeritsipuolilautatsijänkä is the name of a bog in Finland. The 35 letters long name is the longest place name in Finland as well as the second-longest in Europe.
5. Azpilicuetagaraicosaroyarenberecolarrea, Spain (39 letters)
Azpilicuetagaraicosaroyarenberecolarrea is a place located in Navarra, Spain. In the Basque language, it translates to: "the low field of the high pen of Azpilikueta".
4. Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein, South Africa (44 letters)
This is the name of a farm in South Africa. It is the longest place name in South Africa. IN Afrikaans, the literal meaning of the word is, "the spring where two buffaloes were killed with a single shot".
3. Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, United States (45 letters)
Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, commonly known as Lake Chaubunagungamaug, or Webster Lake is a lake in Webster, Massachusetts, United States. The name attracts a huge number of tourists from all over the world annually.
2. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales (58 letters)
The Second Longest Official One-Word Place Name in the world is a large village on the Anglesey Island in Wales. The literal translation of this word in English is: The church of St. Mary of the pool of the white hazels near the rapid whirlpool and the church of St. Tysilio of the red cave. Wanna know how to pronounce that? Here's a video:
1.Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu (85 letters)
This 1000-foot hill on the North Island, New Zealand holds the Guinness World Record for the Longest Place Name In The World with 85 characters.