What and Where the Heck is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
No, I didn’t punch my keyboard as I was typing the subject line.
No, I am not drunk.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is an actual village, a rather big one too, on the isle of Anglesey in Wales. Listen to how its name is pronounced on wikipedia! The city has a population of slightly over three thousand, and is the 5th biggest village in the island.
The 58-character long name is the longest recognized name in the world (for a place) and literally means:
[St.] Mary’s Church (Llanfair) [in] the hollow (pwll) of the white hazel (gwyngyll) near (goger) the rapid whirlpool (y chwyrndrobwll) [and] the church of [St.] Tysilio (llantysilio) with a red cave ([a]g ogo goch)
Yes, somebody was crazy enough to pick this name for their village. They must have thought, if you can’t pronounce it, you can’t harm it! Oh, well, we think one couldn’t make this stuff up, if one tried!