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Tuesday 15 July 2003

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrn drobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest place name in Britain. It has 58 letters and translates from Welsh to English as "The church of St Mary in a hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and near St Tysilio's church by the red cave".

(I had to break the name in the middle because it was messing with my CSS on low definition screens. Why can't crappy CSS cope with stuff like that?)

The name was a deliberate creation in the 19th century to attract tourists.

Update: By pure coincidence I came across the World's longest single word domain name today. How freaky is that?

July 15, 2003 5:41 PM | Stuff of Interest

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