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Do you know what place with the shortest name in the world?
It’s actually a ten-way tie! There are ten places in the world with names consisting of one single letter.
Among them are Å in Norway, Ö in Sweden and Y in both Alaska and France. See the full list here.
On the other hand, the longest place name belongs to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, a large village on the island of Anglesey in Wales.
Apparently the name wasn’t always as lengthy. According to tour guide Dave Fox, "Originally the town had a shorter, easier to pronounce name: Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. In the 1880s, in a joking attempt to attract tourists, a tailor added the rest of the syllables, bringing the total length to 58 letters, including four letter L's in a row."
1/19/2022 11:23:22 am
According to multiple sources, there is a place in New Zealand that is 85 letters long referring to a Maori legend........so how can this place off of Wales be the longest name with 58 letters?
4/6/2022 02:35:21 am
It's the longest name in the UK
11/14/2022 08:03:40 am
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3/24/2023 10:27:29 am
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