Top 10 Longest Place Names in the World

By | March 22, 2023

Probably no one would have heard of the place “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch” had it not been given such a long name. And what about a lake called “Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu”, you must have been there? These are the 10 places in the world with the longest names. Check ehistorylib for list of most powerful women in 2017.

10. Gasselterboerveenschemond (25)

In 10th place in the list a Dutch village, with 25 letters, Gasselterboerveenschemond is the longest place name in the Netherlands (written as 1 word). They win with 1 letter difference just from the neighboring village “Gasselternijveenschemond”. You can find more special Dutch place names here.

9. Bullaunchethiralloon (25)

Bullaunancheathrairaluinn is a “Bullaun” in Ireland. A Bullaun is a hollowed-out stone with water in it. Irish folklore often links magical or religious significance to the stones.

8. Mamungkukumpurangkuntjunya (26)

A hill in Australia. The name means “where the devil pisses”.

7. Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta (28)

Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta is a railway station in India. Handy if you need to buy a ticket to this place…

6. Pekwachnamaykoskwaypinwanik (31)

A lake in Canada, the name means “Where wild trout are caught by fishing with hooks”.

5. Æterici buterik half-plate (35)

Äteritsiputeritsipuolilautatsijänkä is a swamp area in Lapland (Finland). In another place in Finland there was a pub called Äteritsiputeritsipuolilautatsijänkä-Baari. The owner had already tried 2 other names, but both were already forgiven. He was so frustrated that he chose a name that no one else could have.

4. Two buffaloes shot to death at once (44)

The longest place name in South Africa is for a farm in the northwest: “Two Buffels with a skoot skied dead fountain”. In other words, the source where two buffaloes were shot with one shot.

3. Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg (45)


Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg or also very boringly known as “Webster Lake” is a lake in Massachusetts in America.

2. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (58)


Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a proper town. This town can be found on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales.

1. Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitanatahu (85)


Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the Māori name given to a hill 305 meters high in New Zealand. The name means “The mountain where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the mountaineer, the land-devourer who travels the world, played flute with his nose for his beloved”.