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Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch – Small Town Big Name

The longest town name in Europe belongs to a small town in Wales, UK. The name is 58 characters long and it was invented in 1860 for promotional purposes. The name is Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch. It is a tourist town and if you nice ask at the tourist information office the person there will take a breath and pronounce the correct name of the town. The name Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch means: “The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio’s of the red cave”.

This town original name, before the long one was Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, but it is also know as  Llanfairpwll and Llanfair PG.

There is not much you can do in Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch, except to buy a t-shirt with the name on it or take a picture in front of the sign of the town on the train station platform. And yes to ask the person in the information office to pronounce the name once again.

It is just 15 minutes drive from Caernarfon, home to one of the largest castles in Wales. So you better check these 2 places in a packet.

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