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Listed below are the ten longest place names in the world. I was thinking about doing just city names but there are just too many interesting names of hills, lakes, etc.

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu hill

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu sign.

1. Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit

Type: This is the full name of Bangkok, Thailand.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Origin: Thai
Translation: The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (of Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn

2. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronuk-upokaiwhen­uakitanatahu

Type: Hill
Location: Porangahau, New Zealand
Origin: Maori
Translation: The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the slider, climber of mountains, the land-swallower who traveled about, played his nose flute to his loved one

3. El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina delos Á ngeles del Río Porciúncula

Type: The is the full name of Los Angeles, California.
Location: Los Angeles, Californa.
Origin: Spanish
Translation: Town of our lady the Queen of Angels of the River Porciúncula

4. Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

Type: Lake
Location: Western Massachusettes
Origin: Nimpuc
Translation: Fishing Place at the Boundaries, Neutral Meeting Grounds

5. Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein

Type: Farm
Location: North West, South Africa
Origin: Afrikaans
Translation: The spring where two buffaloes were killed with a single shot

6. Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­

Type: Town
Location: Anglesey, Wales
Origin: Welsh
Translation: Saint Mary’s Church in a hollow of white hazel near the rapid whirlpool of the church of Saint Tysilio with a red cave

7. Azpilicuetagaraycosaroyarenberecolarrea

Type: Town
Location: Navarra, Spain
Origin: Basque
Translation: The low field of high pen of Azpilkueta

8. Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik

Type: Lake
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Origin: Cree
Translation: Where the wild trout are caught by fishing with hooks

9. Äteritsiputeritsipuolilautatsijänkä

Type: Pub
Location: Lapland, Finland
Origin: Unkown. Many think it’s just gibberish.
Translation: None

10. Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta

Type: Railway station
Location: Andhra Pradesh, India
Origin: Telugu
Translation: Venkatanarasimharaju’s city

  1. The Los Angeles coroner’s office has a gift shop in it.
  2. It’s illegal to drive more than 2000 sheep down Hollywood Boulevard.
  3. The Hollywood sign originally said “Hollywoodland.”
  4. It’s illegal to leave your house without underwear in Thailand.

  1. Wikipedia.org – List of long place names
  2. WorldAtlas.com – The 10 Longest Place Names In the World
  3. MentalFloss.com – 25 Things You Might Not Know About Los Angeles
  4. Bangkok.com – 10 things you didn’t know about Bangkok

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