[WORLDKINGS] World Top World – Top 5 longest city names in the world


(worldkings.org) Cities and towns can attract attention for all kinds of reasons, including beautiful surrounding landscapes, exciting attractions, and intriguing culture. But some municipalities get noticed simply for having unique and eye-catching names! Some city names are so long that most people can hardly even pronounce them, let alone spell them correctly. Today, let’s look at 5 of the longest city, town, and village names in the world and rank each municipality according to how many characters are in its name.




Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch is the longest city name in the world. The name is a compound word derived from the Welsh phrase for “Saint Mary’s Church in a hollow of white hazel near the swirling whirlpool of the church of Saint Tysilio with a red cave.” The official shortened name is Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.

This town is well-known for its long name, and even makes an appearance in the computer game Civilization V, where players who name a place after it earn the achievement “Longest. Name. Ever.” However, the name is actually too long for the field, meaning that players must work around it with the “Rename” function in order to do it!

2. Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein

This farming town is located in South Africa’s North West province, and its lengthy name has actually become a part of African folklore! The name serves as an excellent example of how Germanic languages like Dutch and Afrikaans can compound long strings of words together into one. The literal translation of Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein is “the spring where two buffaloes were killed with a single shot.”

The original survey diagram for Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein refers to it as “Twee Buffels Geschiet.”

3. Äteritsiputeritsipuolilautatsijänkä

Äteritsiputeritsipuolilautatsijänkä is a sparsely-populated bog region of the Savukoski municipality which is located in Lapland, the northernmost and largest province in Finland. Another nearby municipality, Salla, used to be home to a bar that was named Äteritsiputeritsipuolilautatsi-baari after the Äteritsiputeritsipuolilautatsijänkä region. As the story goes, the bar owner kept finding that his preferred names were taken, so he went with something that no one else would use!

4. Gasselterboerveenschemond

Gasselterboerveenschemond has the longest name in the Netherlands, and many people say that that’s the only unusual thing about this quiet town. It is part of the Aa en Hunze municipality, which is located in the northeastern province of Drenthe. Mankind’s presence in Drenthe is said to go back all the way to prehistoric times and the province has presented some fascinating ancient artifacts. However, Gasselterboerveenschemond is only occupied by around 40 people today!

5. Staronizhestebliyevskaya

Located on the Kuban Delta of the Angelica River, the village of Staronizhestebliyevskaya serves as the administrative center for the Staronizhesteblievsky rural settlement. A number of famous people have lived in this town, including military heroes such as Fedor Mikhailovich Astrakhov and Grigory Matveevich Chigrin. Fedor Mikhailovich Astrakhov participated in the Great Patriotic War and is a full holder of the Order of Glory.

According to largest.org.

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