llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

The longest town name in the world I believe; llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. It’s in Wales, Anglesey to be exact which is where Kate and William hang. Translated it means – Saint Mary’s Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirpool and the Church of Saint Tysilio of the red cave.

I also discovered that the name was used in the 1960’s cult film Barbarella (Jane Fonda) as the password for Dildano’s headquarters and that it’s now on the Anglesey Monopoly game.

This would have been late fifties – it looks like a giant car outside a tiny building with a massive name.

Anglesey Wales

If you want to learn how to say it here are the instructions

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10 thoughts on “llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

    • Ha – and I found out that they only changed it to that so they’d have the longest name! Prior to that they had something perfectly (half) reasonable.

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