Monday, 15 March 2010

Top 5 Longest Place Names In The World

Gasselterboerveenschemond is the longest place name here in the Netherlands. But that's nothing compared to Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateahaumaitawhitiurehaeaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu.

With a whopping 105 letters it's officially the longest place name in the world. It is the Maori name for a hill in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
Although some claim that it's Krungthepmahanakornamornratanakosinmahintarayutthayamahadilokphopnopparatrajathaniburiromudomrajaniwesmahasatharnamornphimarnavatarnsathitsakkattiyavisanukamprasit in Thailand which is 163 letters long.

Here are the 5 Longest Place Names In The World.

(thanks Ben)

1 comment(s):

The Shitty Astrologer said...

Those would take you half a day to pronounce...on a good day. How would you fit that on an official document?