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The longest place name in Wales

Updated: Feb 10, 2019

Here it is, links to how to say it, and the history of this village. See if you can pronounce it.


llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch


It certainly looks like the person who named this village in North Wales was drunk at the time. It is an actual place on Anglesey, the North West of Wales.


Fortunately it's a small village, just over 3,000 people - I couldn't imagine trying to tell a taxi driver where you wanted to go, unless that is you could pronounce it - and many have tried.


So give it a go and then Click this link to see what you should have said - this weather guy has gone down in history with 18m views of his perfect 'English' attempt.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=19&v=fHxO0UdpoxM


In all seriousness, there's a lovely translation to this place name.


St Marys Church in the hollow of the white hazel near to

the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio of the red cave

Wikipedia as always has the full story.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwllgwyngyll


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