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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, which translates roughly as "St Mary's Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel near a Rapid Whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the Red Cave" is a small town on the Island of Anglesey which is located off the coast of northeastern Wales with out much going on besides having the second longest place name in the world. Known to locals as "Llanfair PG" (pronounced "Thaan-var") for short.

Get in

Llanfair PG is on the main rail line between Chester and Bangor. It is also reachable by car.

See

The only attraction in town is easy to find, it's the town's name spelled out on a long sign at the train station.

External links

  • Wikipedia article for the story of how Llanfair got it's name.
  • More long place names.
  • BBC article about the fight for the title of longest place name in the world.

See also: Bangkok, Los Angeles

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