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12 Longest Place Names In The World

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017, 1:18 pm


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The following 12 place names are longer than a giraffe's neck! We have no idea who gave such names to these places. The names are ludicrously hilarious, though! Are they even names or some kind of prank played by people of the past? No one knows! These long place names sound so dubious that an average person sees them as an internet hoax. Trust us; they are real and authentic. Scroll down to read the 12 longest place names in the world now. Hey, don't ask us how to pronounce their names! We don't know that, either.
1.Svalbardsstrond

Glad we weren't born in Svalbar├░sstrandarhreppur, or else we would have had hard time remembering or writing the name of this place. Svalbar├░sstrandarhreppur is a municipality located in Northeastern region of Iceland. It's a very small community with about 400 people living there. Located adjacent to lake, amidst snowy mountains, Svalbar├░sstrandarhreppur does seem to be a magical place apparently. The good thing is that this place also has an alternative name, svalbardsstrond. 




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2.Gasselterboerveenschemond

This is a small hamlet that is located in the Netherlands near Drenthe and it has 25 letters in its name. There is no translation to help us to understand it and neither is there a shorter version, so instead we are all left to try our best to sound a bit Dutch while clearly making an idiot of ourselves.



3.Bullaunancheathrairaluinn

This is in County Galway, Ireland and it is written in Irish rather than English. It is seen as being the longest place name written in that language as it has 25 letters to its name.





4.Mamungkukumpurangkuntjunya

This is a hill in South Australia and it has to also be the holder of the funniest translation of a place in the entire world. Basically, it ends up meaning "where the devil urinates" and would you then feel proud to be in that area or would you look at it with fear in your eyes?

Mamungkukumpurangkuntjunya-12 Longest Place Names In The World



5.Bovenendvankeelafsnysleegte

This is another farm in South Africa and it is also written in Afrikaans. The translation this time is "Upper end of cut-throat valley" and if that does not sound quite sinister, then who knows what does.





6.Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta

This is a village in a part of India called Andhra Pradesh and it has 28 letters in its name. It does not have a shorter version, so we are stuck with trying our best to pronounce the entire thing without looking and feeling like an absolute idiot.

Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta-12 Longest Place Names In The World



7.Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik

This is in Manitoba, Canada and the name is actually in the Cree language. It is 31 letters long and the translation basically comes out as "where the wild trout are caught by fishing hooks" and you have to agree that it is quite a poetic name for a place.




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8.Ateritsiputeritsipuolilautatsi-baari

This is a small place near Lapland in Finland and the bad news for most people, which means everybody that does not understand Finnish, is that this is the official name and there is not really a shorter version. That does make life so much harder, so we will just say..Lapland.

Ateritsiputeritsipuolilautatsi-baari-12 Longest Place Names In The World



9.Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein

This is the name of a farm in South Africa and it is written in Afrikaans. The translation is "The spring where two buffaloes were cleanly killed with a single shot" and you have to admit that it is some story to tell the kids as to how the farm got its name.



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10.Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

This is actually by a lake in Massachusetts in the United States and it is the third longest place name in the world with it coming in at 45 letters. However, there is a 17 letter version that is used by most people, but it is still quite cool to see the fully fledged version.



11.Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

This is a small place in Wales and it is actually a busy tourist attraction simply because of the length of its name. You can get all kind of things that will have the name printed on it, but just remember the size of your fridge for the sake of the magnet.





12.Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu

This place is in New Zealand, so it is probably no surprise to find out that it is directly linked to the Maori language. Luckily for us it is actually shortened to Taumata because that is so much easier to pronounce than the full 87 letter version.

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu-12 Longest Place Names In The World



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