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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales
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    Located on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales
    Original name was Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll
    Renamed Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Circa 1860)
    Commonly called ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyll,' ‘Llanfairpwll,' ‘Llanfair' or ‘Llainfair PG'
    Literal translation is ‘St. Mary's Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel Near a Rapid Whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio Near the Red Cave'
    Its name was concocted as a publicity gimmick by people who wanted it to have the longest name in the U.K.
    It's not even a proper Welsh word.
    The name can't fit on most maps and has to be abbreviated.
    Stupid tourists go there simply to be photographed next to signs with the name on them.
    It no longer has the longest name in Great Britain.
    The people of Llanhyfryddawelllehynafolybarcudprindanfygythiadtrienusyrhafnauole and Gorsafawddacha'idraigodanheddogleddollônpenrhynareurdraethceredigion are pissed that it's more famous than their towns.
    Towns in New Zealand and Thailand also have longer names.
    It was the site of a ritual ‘vampire murder' (2002).
    It is located on the Isle of Anglesey, which is known for its bird-watching and beautiful scenery.
    People are believed to have lived there for thousands of years.
    A monument to a 19th-century military commander was built there.
    The name was used as a code word in the sci-fi film ‘Barbarella.’

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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