Not just that, it has the most un-pronounceable name on the planet! The name has 58 letters in it
Do you know that the place with longest name is a village in North West Wales. The name of this village has 58 letters in it and it may take a person more than 10 seconds to say the word! Obviously, the name of this Welsh village is not something I can pronounce and it’s quite a task! Do you think you can say the name of this village? Well, take a try.
Also, this particular village has an eponymous railway station too. Welcome to this little Welsh town with a very, very, very big name. This is one place on the planet that has the longest name.
Not just that, it has the most un-pronounceable name on the planet! Yes, the name has 58 letters in it…
However, for the Welsh, the pronunciation of…well, the name of the village is not a big deal at all, quite obviously.
The Name which has 4 Ls
In Welsh, the word is just 51 lettered as “ch” and “ll” are considered to be individual letters in the language. The Welsh village has around 3,100 inhabitants, of which around 70 per cent of them speak Welsh.
This tiny town located on island of Anglesy first made headlines when Liam Dutton, the weatherman of UK based ‘Channel 4’ correctly pronounced during a live report.
Take a look…
Wasn’t that just amazing? Well there others who would proudly flaunt their pronounciation skills. Taron Egerton who played the role of Eggsy in the Hollywood flick ‘Kingsmen: The Secret Service’ also can do just that. Egerton hails from this tiny village and he is more than happy about it. Take look at Eggerton and Logan actor Hugh
Jackman pronouncing the name of the village, flawlessly in the Jimmy Fallon show.
Now, what does it mean?
To start with, it is a combination words in Welsh. The word is pretty descriptive and it basically explains the location of the village. The village’s name in Welsh translates to – The Church of St. Mary – In the Hollow of White Hazel – Near to Rapid Whirlpools – At the Church of St. Tysilio – and the Red Caves.
So why, does it have such a long name?
Local legend has it that this tiny village had a much shorter name about 2000 years ago! Syllables in Welsh were added to the original name in a bid to attract tourists. As a matter of fact, naming the village with a long name was one of the earliest PR stunts to attract tourists.
And if that’s not enough, the local post office too uses the long name officially. If it is any consolation, the post office also allows non-Welsh speakers or people from outside world to use a shorter version of the long name.
Yes, neither the shorter version of the name with 20 letters is pronounceable by us! The local football club too uses the long form of the name. In fact, it is the only football club in the world with such a long name!