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Top Ten longest place names in the world.
Have you ever watched foreign language films with subtitles and noticed that they seem, sometimes, to be speaking for about a minute on something we could say in 5 seconds? Here might be an explanation...
Krung thep mahanakhon bovorn ratanakosin mahintharayutthaya mahadilok pop noparatratchathani burirom udomratchanivetmahasathan amornpiman avatarnsathit sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit
(Bangkok, Thailand)
(167 letters)
(Maori name of a hill in New Zealand. Translation: "The place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed, and swallowed mountains, known as Land-eater, played on the flute to his loved one"
(85 letters)
Gwynedd, North Wales. Translation: "The Mawddach station and its dragon teeth at the Northern Penrhyn Road on the golden beach of Cardigan Bay".
(67 letters)
Gwynedd, North Wales. Translation: "St Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of the church of St. Tysilo near the Red Cave".
(58 letters)
El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de la Porciúncula
Los Angeles, California.
Translation: "The town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Little Portion".
(57 letters)
A lake near Webster, Massachusetts.
Translation: "You fish on your side. I'll fish on mine, and no one fishes in the middle".
(43 letters)
Lower North Branch Little Southwest Miramichi
A short river in New Brunswick, Canada
(40 letters)
Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asis
Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Translation: "Royal city of the holy faith of St. Francis of Assisi".
(40 letters)
Te Whakatakanga-o-te-ngarehu-o-te-ahi-a-Tamatea
Mauri name of Hammer Springs, New Zealand.
(38 letters)
Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhubhghaill
Aultanrynie, Highlands, Scotland.
(32 letters)
(Source: DK The Top 10 of Everything 2003. Russell Ash) August 31, 2005
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